Breathe easy firefighters: respiratory masks make the difference

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Breathe easy firefighters: respiratory masks make the difference

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  Last updated February 18, 2019 at 1:55 pm

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Firefighters should have regular lung checks and ensure their respirators are functioning properly to protect themselves against long-term lung damage.


UniSA PhD student Flynn Slattery discusses research from four countries, showing catastrophic events such as 9/11 can permanently damage firefighters’ lungs, but respiratory masks help maintain normal lung function for routine firefighters.



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