Summary of Health Hazard Evaluations: Issues Related to Occupational Exposure to Fire Fighters, 1990 to 2001 [open pdf - 752KB]
"Fire fighting continues to be one of the more hazardous industries in this country. The occupational environment for fire fighters is somewhat unique: exposures are varied, often high, and intermittent. They occur in circumstances of extreme physical and mental stress where the only means of exposure control is self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs)."
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-115
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