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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Firefighters Face Higher Cancer Risks

A new study suggests that firefighters face higher-than-average risks of several types of cancer, adding to evidence that the job carries hazards beyond the fires themselves.

A number of studies have found that firefighters have elevated cancer rates, though they have not always been consistent in the specific types of cancer.

In the current study, researchers found that professional firefighters had higher-than-expected rates of colon cancer and brain cancer. There was also evidence, albeit weaker, that they had elevated risks of bladder and kidney cancers, as well as Hodgkin's lymphoma.More.....

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