Firefighters' and instructors' absorption of PAHs and benzene during training exercises.

Affiliation

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cincinnati, OH, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Training fires may constitute a major portion of some firefighters' occupational exposures to smoke. However, the magnitude and composition of those exposures are not well understood and may vary by the type of training scenario and fuels.

Keywords

Biomarker,Breath,Combustion products,Fire,Occupational exposure,Urine,

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