New study finds that older firefighters may show signs of long-term heat adaptation due to repeated occupational heat stress exposure

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Older Firefighters May Be More Resilient to Working in Heat

 

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release No. SPR-14-0108-01
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (January 8, 2014) — Older firefighters who are chronically exposed to heat stress on the job could be more heat resilient over time. A recent study published in the December issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) found that older firefighters may be able to tolerate more challenging or arduous work environments before they feel affected by the heat, compared to non-heat-exposed workers who would need to stop work prematurely.  

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