Ultrafine Particle Exposure During Fire Suppression

Is It an Important Contributory Factor for Coronary Heart Disease in Firefighters?
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the primary cause of death among US firefighters during fire suppression. In other populations, exposure to respirable particles, including ultrafine particles, has been widely implicated as a risk factor for CHD. This study is the first to report detailed characterization of respirable particles released by combustion of an automobile and model residential structures under firefighter exposure conditions.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2010, vol. 52, n° 8, p. 791-796.

Source : http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2010/08000/Ultrafine_Particle_Exposure_During_Fire.3.aspx

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