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.

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Event date
October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018
Event type
  • Conference, congress or forum
European Fire Fighters Union and the Confederation of Swedish Firefighters
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