Wildland Firefighter Exposure to Hydrocarbons: Research Brief

Wildland firefighters suppressing wildland fires or conducting prescribed fires work long shifts and are exposed to high levels of smoke with no respiratory protection. This research measures firefighter exposure to smoke and pollutants and offers way to reduce this exposure.

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Navarro, Kathleen, Ricardo Cisneros, Elizabeth Noth, John R. Balmes, and S. Katharine Hammond. 2017. Occupational Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon of Wildland Firefighters at Prescribed and Wildland Fires. Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b00950