Firefighters and other first responders are famous for rushing into dangerous situations to save lives, even in situations where doing so places their own lives at risk. The obvious, and most readily recognized, risk that a firefighter faces is of course the flames engulfing a building where the crew shows up to suppress the flames and rescue victims, but this is far from being the only danger that these heroes face. An article in the February 1987 issue of Fire Engineering, titled “Chemical Exposure in Firefighting: The Enemy Within,” goes into great detail about the hazards posed by exposure to toxic substances at the scene of a fire or other emergency, and it also describes at length a powerful solution which can give relief and recovery to firefighters who find themselves being exposed to noxious fumes and other toxins. This exposure can come in the form of a sudden and catastrophic event, or it might be gradual and accumulative.
The Fire Engineering article opens with the story of an engine company that responded to the scene of a chemical spill on Interstate 5, where 2,000 gallons of 1,2 dichloropropane had run across the highway and over the parking lot of a truck stop. The chemical was powerful enough to eat its way through the bottom of the tanker truck, and now it was up to the firefighters as the first responders to handle the situation and keep people safe while operating in the area where the spill had occurred. One of the firefighters involved in that incident is featured in the article as an example of how chemical exposure can cause serious long-term health consequences.
The firefighter whose case was detailed in the Fire Engineering article later developed health problems including serious headaches, rashes and other skin conditions, fatigue, respiratory conditions, joint inflammation, numbness, irritability, and reduced immune response. His life was ruined as a result of his willingness to save the lives of others in an emergency. It didn’t happen all at once, but developed over time, and before long he was starting to worry that he would be facing a future of suffering from these conditions for years to come. Chemicals such as benzene, carbon, disulfide, dioxin, lead, PPB and PCB are all common in the fumes released by a building fire or a chemical spill, and they can cause symptoms such as the firefighter was experiencing, in addition to others including memory problems, preceptory difficulties, weight loss, speech impairment, and emotional disorders, among others. These effects can build up over time, as the chemicals causing them may accumulate with gradual exposure over the course of several events, and it might not be possible to pinpoint an incident where the exposure occurred. The end result, however, is destroyed health and a ruined life.
Narconon Detox Handles a Variety of Problems with Chemical Exposure
Towards the end of the article in Fire Engineering, we learn of a method for cleansing the body of toxic residues, developed by researcher L. Ron Hubbard. This is the same system which is used on the Narconon program, and it has broad applicability in the handling of chemical exposure of various types. Just as it can get rid of residues left behind by drugs, it can also address chemical exposure in emergency situations, on industrial job sites and in the everyday world. The purification program works by mobilizing fat in the body to release accumulated toxic residues, with the result that the body is no longer carrying around the burden of chemical pollution. Essentially, the person gets a fresh start. The person may re-experience some of the symptoms caused by the chemicals as they are released into the bloodstream and eliminated, but after this there is no longer the liability of having these residues reactivated in the future. Very often, the result is an even greater level of health than the average person. According to figures included in the article, whereas 15% of the general population experiences chronic fatigue, and 79% of those who were studied for an evaluation of the purification program reported this symptom, only 5% of those who completed the program were fatigued. Similarly, 14% of the general population reported suffering headaches, compared with 40% of the pre-treatment group and 9% of the post-treatment group. The purification program used by Narconon and in other applications works at relieving the chemical burden of drugs or other types of toxic exposure, and it sets a person on the path to a newfound level of health and happiness.