Structural Fire Fighting Ensembles: Accumulation and Off-gassing of Combustion Products

Cancer
| Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 12: 376–383

Firefighters may be exposed to toxic combustion products not only during fire fighting operations and training, but also afterwards as a result of contact with contaminated structural fire fighting ensembles. This study characterized the deposition of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) onto structural fire fighting ensembles and off-gassing of combustion products from ensembles after multiple exposures to hostile structural attack fire environments.

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