Systemic Exposure to PAHs and Benzene in firefighters supresing controlled structure fires

| Am. Occupational Hyg.

The 346 000 career firefighters and 783 000 volunteer firefighters in the USA (NFPA, 2013a) are potentially exposed to a variety of different chemicals during fire suppression. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are components of incomplete combustion that can exist in both particle and gas phase.

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