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ID (ISN) del documento53116
Número CIS 90-269
ISSN - Título de la serie 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) Brandt-Rauf P.W., Fallon L.F., Tarantini T., Idema C., Andrews L.
Título Health hazards of fire fighters: Exposure assessment
Información bibliográfica Sep. 1988, Vol.45, No.9, p.606-612. Illus. 30 ref.
Resumen To assess the types and levels of exposure encountered by firefighters, members of the Buffalo Fire Department (USA) were monitored during firefighting activities with personal, portable, ambient environmental sampling devices. The results indicate that firefighters are frequently exposed to significant concentrations of hazardous materials including carbon monoxide, benzene, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen cyanide, aldehydes, hydrogen chloride, dichlorofluoromethane, and particulates. In many cases of the worst exposure to these materials, respiratory protective equipment was not used owing to the visual impression of low smoke intensity. Many of these materials have been implicated in cardiovascular, respiratory, or neoplastic diseases. This may provide an explanation for the alleged increased risk of developing such diseases among firefighters.
Descriptores (primarios) ácido clorhídrico; lucha contra el fuego; diclorofluorometano; óxido de carbono; aldehidos; dióxido de azufre; ácido cianhídrico; riesgos de incendio; relación entre la profesión y la enfermedad; valoración de la exposición; benceno
Descriptores (secundarios) enfermedades respiratorias; tumores; enfermedades cardiovasculares; substancias tóxicas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Incendios, explosiones
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Navegación por categoria(s) Exposure evaluation
Incendios
Inorganic substances
Aldehydes
Carbon monoxide
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Halogens and their inorganic compounds