Library newsletter for January 27, 2014
This week's highlights
- We recently added to our collection a government report released last month entitled "Evaluation of Dermal Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Fire Fighters." You can download the full report here at this link (PDF, 5.2 mb).
You'll find the brief highlights of the report beginning on page 3. The authors of the report recommended wearing SCBA during knockdown and overhaul for all fire responses, removing SCBA and hood last when removing gear, storing gear on outside of apparatus when returning to the station, washing hands immediately and showering as soon as possible after a fire response, and providing as much natural ventilation as possible to structures before starting investigations.
- Browse other materials in our collection relating to health hazards posed to firefighters from smoke, toxic gases and carcinogens by visiting this online subject guide.
- A study just published in the journal Science suggests that the New Madrid Fault Zone is still active and estimates that a 7 to 10 percent chance exists for a big quake in the central Mississippi River valley region within the next 50 years. Read a brief Associated Press news summary of the study here.
- Want to read still more on earthquakes? FMGlobal's Reason magazine features an article this month on the science of megaquakes. And while you're there you might like to read another Reason article that chronicles a major industrial fire from 1973 in the Canadian town of Wabasso. It's entitled Nightmare on Main Street.
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