Study Confirms Heart Risk

April 2007
Fire Chief;Apr2007, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports on a study by the Harvard School of Public Health on the impact of heart attack on firefighting. Specific job duties were examined to determine which has the most risk of dying from such disease. The researchers reported that most of the causes of mortality among the U.S. firefighters is the coronary heart disease (CHD) because they found out that firefighting was associated with such risk about 10-100 times greater than non-emergency duties.


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