A Screening-Level Assessment of the Health Risks of Chronic Smoke Exposure for Wildland Firefighters

@article{Booze2004ASA,
  title={A Screening-Level Assessment of the Health Risks of Chronic Smoke Exposure for Wildland Firefighters},
  author={T. Booze and T. Reinhardt and S. J. Quiring and R. Ottmar},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={296 - 305}
}
A screening health risk assessment was performed to assess the upper-bound risks of cancer and noncancer adverse health effects among wildland firefighters performing wildfire suppression and prescribed burn management. Of the hundreds of chemicals in wildland fire smoke, we identified 15 substances of potential concern from the standpoints of concentration and toxicology; these included aldehydes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, benzene, and respirable particulate matter… Expand
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