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Federal Agencies to Study Causes of Firefighters' Cancers
Date:5/2/2010

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For firefighters, who are exposed to asbestos in every severe fire in a building more than forty years old, the risk of mesothelioma is huge – almost as high as for shipyard workers and boiler. In spite of this evident risk, no actual studies showing the incidence of mesothelioma among firefighters has been conducted since 1990.

This joint NIOSH/USFA study will be funded by the latter agency, and hopes to determine if more cancers occurred among the 18,000 than among the population in general, and if the cancers can be attributed to the contaminants to which firefighters are traditionally exposed.

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