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Monitoring firefighter exposure to air toxins at prescribed burns of forest and range biomass.

Author(s):

Timothy E. Reinhardt

Year:

1991

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Source:

Res. Pap. PNW-RP-441. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 8 p

Description

A variety of potent air toxins are in the smoke produced by burning forest and range biomass. Preliminary data on flrefighter exposures to carbon monoxide and formaldehyde at four prescribed burns of Western United States natural fuels are presented. Formaldehyde may be correlated to carbon monoxide emissions. The firefighters' exposures to these compounds relative to workplace standards are discussed.

Citation

Reinhardt, Timothy E. 1991. Monitoring firefighter exposure to air toxins at prescribed burns of forest and range biomass. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-441. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 8 p

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