FIREFIGHTERS SHOW HIGH RISKS OF CERTAIN CANCERS

A new study by the Massachusetts Department of Health suggests that firefighters face higher risks of several types of cancer including colon, brain, bladder and kidney cancers, as well as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

This may be caused by exposure to potentially cancer-causing chemicals released by burning materials, which can be inhaled or absorbed by the skin. These same hazardous materials can occur in defective products.   Health hazards also lie at the firehouse where idling trucks expose firefighters to diesel exaust.  Click here for the full story.

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