For decades, Dr. Tee Lamont Guidotti has dedicated his research efforts to understanding the extensive health impacts of smoke and other exposures on firefighters. He has collaborated with various jurisdictions in North America to establish guidelines aimed at providing improved support for firefighters grappling with illnesses.

While there is a wealth of established research affirming presumed connections between specific cancers and cardiovascular diseases in urban firefighting, the same level of automatic association hasn’t been observed for wildland firefighters, he noted.

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