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Fentanyl Exposure in the News

by Kristen Malecki, posted on 7:01 AM, April 5, 2019
ACMT and AACT released a Position Statement in 2017 outlining the low risk of passive fentanyl exposure for emergency workers along with recommendations. 
 
The topic of exposure by emergency responders continues to make headlines and on April 5, The New York Times released an editorial 'Fear, Loathing and Fentanyl Exposure' referencing our position, "In 2017, the nation’s two leading toxicological societies published a joint statement explaining that for emergency medical workers, the risk of accidental opioid ingestion is “extremely low.” Gloves almost always provide enough protection; masks are necessary only in exceptional cases."