Research Findings from NIOSH/USFA Firefighter Cancer Study Published

Mortality patterns and cancer incidence among a group of 29,993 U.S. career firefighters employed between 1950-2009 in the cities of San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia were examined. Cancers of the respiratory, digestive and urinary systems accounted mostly for the higher rates of cancer seen in the study population. The higher rates suggest that firefighters are more likely to develop those cancers. To read more about the findings and to download the Occupational and Environmental Medicine peer-reviewed journal article visit: 

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/firefighter_health_safety/health_fitness/cancer.shtm