A circumstance that distinguishes firefighters from many other groups is that firefighters are often exposed to situations where unfamiliar chemical compounds occur. The contamination of firefighters is both obvious and hidden. It should be a given that the firefighters themselves should be able to influence their vulnerability. They should be able to start their work shifts in complete and clean protective clothing and have the opportunity to protect their airways and skin in all situations. It should also be possible to mechanically clean protective clothing and other equipment every time these have become contaminated.

In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the link between the firefighting profession and various cancers (testicular cancer, prostate cancer and lymphatic system cancer). According to research, firefighters' health risks can as a result of the work situation not only lead to cancer but also cause other health problems, such as fertility disorders, cardiovascular disease, asthma and allergies.

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