TITLE

If Smoking Kills, So Does Recklessness

AUTHOR(S)
Chiaramonte, Mike
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Mar2007, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the negligence to protect the health of firefighters during fire fighting operations in the U.S. He lamented that still many firefighters are unaware of the ill-effect of inhaling many compounds such as carcinogens, benzene, diesel engine exhaust that pose dangers to their health. Like the hazardous effect of smoking cigarette, inhaling tar roof shingles and building materials are also dangerous to health.
ACCESSION #
24598951

 

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