Australian firefighters' exposure to air toxics during bushfire burns of autumn 2005 and 2006.

@article{Reisen2009AustralianFE,
  title={Australian firefighters' exposure to air toxics during bushfire burns of autumn 2005 and 2006.},
  author={Fabienne Reisen and Stephen Kenneth Brown},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={342-52}
}
Bushfire fighting is a hazardous occupation and control strategies are generally in place to minimize the hazards. However, little is known regarding firefighters' exposure to bushfire smoke, which is a complex mixture of toxic gases and particles. In Australia, during the prescribed burning season, firefighters are likely to be exposed on a regular basis to bushfire smoke, but whether these exposures affect health has yet to be determined. There are a number of factors that govern whether… CONTINUE READING

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