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Title: Respiratory health hazards and lung function in wildland firefighters.
Authors: Harrison R,  Materna BL,  Rothman N
Journal: Occup Med
Date: 1995 Oct-Dec
Branches: OEEB
PubMed ID: 8903754
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: The authors discuss the multitude of contaminants to which wildland firefighters are exposed, including carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate and silica, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, aldehydes, and benzene. They examine the respiratory effects of these contaminants and then present their recommendations for an occupational health program for wildland firefighters.