Baseline measurements of smoke exposure among wildland firefighters.

@article{Reinhardt2004BaselineMO,
  title={Baseline measurements of smoke exposure among wildland firefighters.},
  author={Timothy E Reinhardt and Roger D. Ottmar},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={1 9},
  pages={593-606}
}
Extensive measurements of smoke exposure among wildland firefighters are summarized, showing that firefighters can be exposed to significant levels of carbon monoxide and respiratory irritants, including formaldehyde, acrolein, and respirable particulate matter. Benzene was also measured and found to be well below permissible exposure limits, with the highest concentrations occurring among firefighters working with engines and torches burning petroleum-based fuel. Exposures to all pollutants… CONTINUE READING

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