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Évaluation de l'efficacité de la décontamination cutanée des sapeurs-pompiers exposés aux fumées

Abstract : Introduction: the firefighters’ skin decontamination limits the skin exposure with toxic substances, therefore reducing their absorption. Even if advices were given, no studies to develop a scientific tool have been conducted. Objective : the study evaluates the effectiveness of several benzo-a-pyrene particles removal methods. These particles, known as carcinogenic, are found on firefighter’s skin after an intervention. Method : after training exercise, 14 firefighters had skin samples taken from the wrists and neck before and after decontamination with 4 types of wipes. Two atmospheric samples were taken in parallel. Results : the skin samples show a low level of contamination. Only five of them have a level slightly higher than the liquid chromatograph detection limit, which is set at 0.4µg/m2. Conclusion : the study must be continued in order to establish lines of approach to develop decontamination methods that are adapted to the contaminants the firefighters face. We recommend the use of new protective hoods in order to reduce skin contamination as much as possible.
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Natacha Louviaux. Évaluation de l'efficacité de la décontamination cutanée des sapeurs-pompiers exposés aux fumées. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-03008014⟩

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