Canadian Firefighter Magazine

Device promises to protect firefighters from harmful chemicals

By Marie Donlon, GlobalSpec   

Headlines News Health and Wellness firefighter sensor

July 28, 2023, Miami, Fla. – Researchers from the University of Miami have developed a sensor that promises to protect firefighters from exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) — a potentially cancer-causing class of chemicals that results from burning coal, oil, gas, wood, garbage, tobacco and more — present in the warm zone of structural fires. GlobalSpec reports. | READ MORE

Print this page


Stories continue below