Evaluation of Accumulated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Asbestiform Fibers on Firefighter Vehicles: Pilot Study

@article{Hwang2019EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of Accumulated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Asbestiform Fibers on Firefighter Vehicles: Pilot Study},
  author={Jooyeon Hwang and Ritchie D Taylor and Charles Mac Cann and Pauline Norris and Vijay Golla},
  journal={Fire Technology},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-19}
}
Firefighters are exposed to toxicants during fire suppression. Smoke deposits and particle residue from fire suppression accumulate on firefighters’ turnout gear, potentially exposing them to carcinogens and related adverse effects such as cancer. Previous studies have found that firefighters in small, rural fire departments tend to store their turnout gear in vehicles, given the broad response areas and limited number of firefighters. However, the scientific literature has little information… CONTINUE READING

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