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  • 07/16/2015
  • Abercrombie

Tiny particles in smoke from wildfires may increase the danger of acute heart problems, including cardiac arrest and ischemic heart disease, especially among vulnerable people, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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  1. Quake221
    July 16, 2015 Reply

    Do the Feds or CalFire have any long-term health record of FF’s who have fallen to cardiac heart and ischemic heart disease? What about lung cancer?

  2. BeerCan
    August 5, 2015 Reply

    I have had a few employees and friends pass away due to lung cancer and heart disease. Old Hotshot supes and ICT1’s. It was a different world back then, you were not a firefighter unless you were capable of taking large doses of smoke and heat. There were a lot of chemicals introduced into the forests and wildlands back then. Today you need to be aware of all the chemicals that come with meth labs and marijuana grows but agent orange and other defoliants in the forest and radiation, strictnyne (pardon the spelling) and a lotta mining, atom bomb testing were in vogue back then. We were always told by the doctors and experts that smoke would not harm us. No records were really kept back then.

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