By Shaw et al.

Firefighters may be exposed to a wide range of toxic chemicalsboth during and while cleaning up after fires, including volatile or-ganic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated flame retardants (BFRs) metals, and various combustion by-products. The nature and extent of their exposure is highly var-iable depending on the number of fires, types of firefighting per-formed, and personal habits. Shaw et al. conducted a study to further research this topic, which is available for you to download to read about their findings.

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