Discussion and conclusions
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In discussions, participants’ comments included the following proposals:
- Studies on firefighter exposure to fire carcinogens and statistics of firefighter cancer and clarification of the professional cancer risk of firefighters
- Research to assess carcinogens and long-term toxins in smoke and soot emitted by accidental fires involving different materials under different conditions
- Full scale fire tests to improve understanding of implications for fire safety and for smoke emissions and toxicity of materials and contents as present and as used in modern buildings.
- Definition of appropriate smoke emission and smoke toxicity requirements for buildings regulations, e.g. in the EU Construction Products Regulation