Firefighting instructors' exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during live fire training scenarios.

  title={Firefighting instructors' exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during live fire training scenarios.},
  author={Katherine M Kirk and Michael L Logan},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene},
  volume={12 4},
Cumulative exposures of firefighting instructors to toxic contaminants generated from live-fire training potentially far exceed firefighter exposures arising from operational fires. This study measured the atmospheric concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) outside and inside the structural firefighting ensembles worn by instructors during five live fire training evolutions. In addition, the contamination of ensembles by deposition of PAHs was characterized. Concentrations of… CONTINUE READING
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