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After 9/11, Sharyle Patton, a longtime Bolinas resident and director at Commonweal, turned her attention toward the high levels of chemical exposure faced by emergency responders.   David Briggs

On the treacherous frontlines of the Tubbs Fire that roared through Santa Rosa two years ago, many firefighters left behind the gear that shields them from the harmful chemicals associated with urban fires: the blaze burned so hot and fast, they had to move quicker than the weight would allow. 

One-hundred and eighty firefighters who . . .

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