An article from Medical News today has some new information about the effects of an industrial fire.
The report, “Industrial Fire: How Industrial Coatings Can Affect You,” describes how a fire at an industrial coatings plant in Texas could have affected your body, and the possible effects that the fire could have had on your life.
In the article, a team of investigators from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Texas at Austin reviewed the findings of hundreds of studies conducted on the effects industrial fire could cause on people and animals.
They found that exposure to industrial fires can cause “significant and widespread damage to humans and animals,” the report stated.
A study from the University at Albany, for example, found that human exposures to industrial fire have a significant impact on human health.
According to the researchers, in one study, the effects on the human brain were so severe that participants experienced a brain tumor within five months of exposure.
The researchers found that industrial fires are linked to “an increased risk of neurological impairment” and “significant impairment in the ability to breathe.”
“In some cases, these impairments may occur as a result of chronic occupational exposure to flame retardants, including those that are manufactured with polycarbonate plastics,” the researchers wrote.
“These impairments are associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.”
The report concluded that exposure “may also result in long-term damage to the lungs, the heart, and reproductive organs.”
What the researchers found were “potentially significant long-lasting effects” that could be “permanent.”
The effects on people may vary from person to person, and can also vary depending on factors such as the type of coatings used, and whether they were manufactured using plastic, metal, or polycarbonates.
The report did not address the possible health effects of the fires themselves.