Congratulations to Jennifer Keir for passing her PhD qualifying exam! She is now a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa.
Jennifer’s doctoral research titled, “Occupational Exposures of Firefighters to Combustion-derived Mutagens and Carcinogens”, is investigating:
(1) firefighters’ exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and metals during emergency fire suppression,
(2) the effectiveness of post-fire dermal decontamination to reduce firefighters’ toxic exposures, and
(3) using computer models to determine major routes of exposures.
Jennifer’s PhD studies build upon her Master’s thesis work on Ottawa firefighters’ toxic exposures during active fire suppression.
Read Jennifer’s published papers on firefighters’ exposures during firefighting:
(1) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and metal contamination of air and surfaces exposed to combustion emissions during emergency fire suppression: Implications for firefighters’ exposures (2019). Read article
(2) Elevated Exposures to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Other Organic Mutagens in Ottawa Firefighters Participating in Emergency, On-Shift Fire Suppression (2017). Read article