Inflammatory effects of woodsmoke exposure among wildland firefighters working at prescribed burns at the Savannah River Site, SC.

@article{Hejl2013InflammatoryEO,
  title={Inflammatory effects of woodsmoke exposure among wildland firefighters working at prescribed burns at the Savannah River Site, SC.},
  author={Anna M Hejl and Olorunfemi Adetona and David D{\'i}az-S{\'a}nchez and Jacqueline D. Carter and Adwoa Commodore and Stephen L. Rathbun and Luke P. Naeher},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={173-80}
}
Wildland firefighters in the United States are occupationally exposed to high levels of woodsmoke. Results from experimental studies show that exposure to woodsmoke induces inflammation. A study was conducted to investigate the effect of occupational woodsmoke exposure on inflammatory biomarkers in firefighters working at prescribed burns. Twelve U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighters at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, volunteered to give blood samples during four prescribed burns… CONTINUE READING

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