Firefighters’ work environment and hazardous substances
Research shows that the firefighters as a group is at an increased risk of suffering from some serious diseases compared to the rest of the population (LeMasters et al. 2006). This despite the fact that firefighters as a group consider often have a healthy lifestyle and thus good health. One circumstance that distinguishes firefighters from many other groups is that firefighters are often exposed to situations where foreign and unfamiliar chemical compounds occur.
This seminar is in collaboration with European stakeholders and gives an analysis of the latest research findings.
For more information follow this link: https://healthy-workplaces.eu/en/media-centre/events/hazardous-substances-firefighters-work-environment