Study of environmental and human health impacts of firefighting agents
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A study was performed by Örebro University on behalf of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, where extinguishing agents are studied from an environmental and health perspective. The purpose of the study is to gain more knowledge about the chemicals firefighters and the environment are exposed to from the use of firefighting agents, and if alternative methods results in less harmful by-products. The study can be divided into the following parts: 1) chemical and Eco toxicological analyzes of selected firefighting agents, 2) study the formation of hazardous chemicals when extinguishing using different techniques , 3) conduct an initial survey of Swedish fire fighters occupational exposure of highly fluorinated substances. This report describes the work carried out from 2014 to 2015.

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Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
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