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Working in Smoke:: Wildfire Impacts on the Health of Firefighters and Outdoor Workers and Mitigation Strategies

Author(s): Kathleen M. Navarro
Year Published: 2020

Key points

-Wildland firefighters do not wear respiratory protection while working long hours and can be exposed to elevated concentrations of smoke.

-There is very limited research on long-term health of wildland firefighters from smoke exposure across an entire career.

-New emergency regulations have been enacted in California to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke.

Citation: Navarro, Kathleen. 2020. Working in smoke: wildfire impacts on the health of firefighters and outdoor workers and mitigation strategies. Clinics in Chest Medicine 41(4):763-769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccm.2020.08.017
Topic(s): Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Human Factors of Firefighter Safety, Smoke & Air Quality, Smoke Emissions, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 24570
FRAMES RCS number: 62289
Record updated: Jun 14, 2022