|Document ID (ISN)||56823|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||McDiarmid M.A., Lees P.S.J., Agnew J., Midzenski M., Duffy R.
||Reproductive hazards of fire fighting. II - Chemical hazards
||Apr. 1991, Vol.19, No.4, p.447-472. ca. 220 ref.
||Studies of the health of fire fighters have historically focused on non-malignant respiratory disease and cancer. More recently, concerns have surfaced about reproductive health effects in many areas of the workforce, including fire fighting. These concerns prompted this review of chemical exposures that may contribute to adverse reproductive health outcomes in male as well as female fire fighters. A review of the industrial hygiene literature was undertaken to identify agents commonly found in fire smoke. These agents were then examined for evidence of reproductive toxicity or mutagenicity/carcinogenicity. This profile of chemical agents and their reproductive toxicities permits a qualitative determination that fire fighters are exposed to potential reproductive toxicants as a part of their normal fire fighting duties. Considerations for mitigating these risks are also discussed.
||fire fighting; antifertility effects; chemical hazards; exposure evaluation; toxicology
||literature survey; trichlorophenol; dichlorofluoromethane; dichloromethane; chloroform; carbon monoxide; aldehydes; trichloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene; benzene; toluene; hydrocyanic acid; nitrogen oxides; combustible substances; toxic substances; women; sulfur dioxide; hydrochloric acid
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures