Navigation Links
Fire Fighters Prone To Cancer Risk

Fire fighters are more likely to develop certain types of cancer than workers in other fields, says a new study. //

Grace LeMasters and colleagues at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Ohio, analysed data on 110,000 fire fighters from 32 previously published scientific studies to determine the comprehensive health effects and correlate cancer risks of their profession, reported science portal EurekAlert.

Risk for 20 different cancers was classified into three categories-probable, possible or not likely.

The researchers found that half the studied cancers-including testicular, prostate, skin, brain, rectum, stomach and colon cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma and malignant melanoma - were associated with fire fighting on varying levels of increased risk.

'There's a critical and immediate need for additional protective equipment to help fire fighters avoid inhalation and skin exposures to known and suspected occupational carcinogens,' said one of the researchers.

'In addition, fire fighters should meticulously wash their entire body to remove soot and other residues from fires to avoid skin exposure,' he added.

The findings of the study have been published in the November edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

'Fire fighters work in an inherently dangerous occupation on a daily basis. As public servants, they need and deserve additional protective measures that will ensure they aren't at an increased cancer risk,' said LeMasters.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection
2. Twins Less Prone to Suicide Than Others
3. Female Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
4. Elderly Women With Depression More Prone to Heart Disease
5. Elderly Women With Depression More Prone to Heart Disease
6. Obese Kids Also Prone To Heart Attacks
7. Women Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
8. Cancer Patients Prone To Developing Blood Clots
9. Indians Are More Prone To Lifestyle Diseases
10. Athletes Are More Prone To Environmental Pollutants Due To Choice Of Diet
11. Smokers Are Prone To Number Of Psychiatric Disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from many of ... beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current issue of ... full issue, click here . , For the American Society of Clinical Oncology ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the ... several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn ... X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated his ... implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure is ... to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher ... and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive ... provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their ... global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD ... in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. The current ... environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates ... drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of ... but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: