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Scientists embark on study to learn why firefighters have heart attacks

Researchers will closely monitor 50 firefighters over the two-year study

By Craig Brown
The Scotsman

EDINBURG, Scotland — Scientists are to investigate why firefighters are more at risk from heart attacks than any other emergency service workers.

• Scientists to investigate why firefighters at higher risk of heart attacks than other emergency service workers
• Firefighters far more likely to suffer heart attack than smokers'

Full story: Scientists embark on study to learn why firefighters have heart attacks




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Paul Colvin Paul Colvin Sunday, December 09, 2012 5:43:15 AM Could the heart attacks possibly come from too much cyanide penetrating thru the turnout gear during a house fire from all the plastics in the house. Plastic droplets creating the cyanide attaching itself to the smoke (carbon)?
Brian Kelly Brian Kelly Sunday, December 09, 2012 9:48:49 AM I belive it's from the constant heat and stress from working with the heavy turnout gear.
Carol Ann Carol Ann Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:09:28 PM CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY First Responders ask federal administrations to consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT.

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