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:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes ... Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , ... advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library ... City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ... for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of ... Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to ... said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of ... too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the ... Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... addition of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart ... Integrated Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves ... as load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research and Markets ... for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Companion Diagnostics The World Market for Companion ... medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a ... invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today ... The Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, ... and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will ... and the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: