Dangerous carcinogens can be left on a firefighter’s body after structure fires, even with all of their protective gear. Partly because of this, firefighters are 14 percent more likely to die from or be diagnosed with cancer.
Dangerous carcinogens can be left on a firefighter’s body after structure fires, even with all of their protective gear. Partly because of this, firefighters are 14 percent more likely to die from or be diagnosed with cancer. Provided by the St. Louis Fire Department
Dangerous carcinogens can be left on a firefighter’s body after structure fires, even with all of their protective gear. Partly because of this, firefighters are 14 percent more likely to die from or be diagnosed with cancer. Provided by the St. Louis Fire Department

Firefighters are more likely to die from cancer than the general population

October 17, 2017 07:03 PM