NIOSH and USFA Initiate Study of Cancer among Firefighters

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are partnering on a study to examine the potential for increased risk of cancer among firefighters due to exposures from smoke, soot, and other contaminants in the line of duty.

This multi-year USFA supported NIOSH study will include over 18,000 current and retired career firefighters. The project will improve upon previously published firefighter studies by significantly increasing the number of individuals for whom health data will be analyzed. A larger study provides greater statistical reliability.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-04-23-10.html?s_cid=3ni7d2fb0043020100300pm

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