Study Fails to Connect Toxic Smoke, Firefighter Cancer

Page, Douglas
December 2005
Fire Chief;Dec2005, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p19
Trade Publication
The article reports on the study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on whether cancer clusters diagnosed among firefighters in Anne Arundel County, Maryland have been caused by smoke inhaled during training. During training from 1971 to 1979, firefighters were exposed to burned waste oil containing polychlorinated biphenyls. The study found that firefighters were at a slightly higher risk for all cancers.


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