Treatment SOS: The Highest Risk to Firefighters is CANCER!
May 19, 2016•50 min
Guest: Susan D. Shaw, DrPH Dir., Marine & Environmental Research Inst., Center for Environmental Studies. Shockingly, cancer rates are very high among firefighters and are increasing! As they are chronically exposed to burning plastics, flame retardants, and electronics (releasing high levels of toxic chemicals), they are the "guinea pigs"for carcinogen-related health effects in the gen. population. While firefighters are usually healthier than the general public, the fact they are dying of multiple cancers is a wake-up call for all of us. More exposure studies are necessary, and firefighters need to follow safety practices and know the risk factors. Host: Joni Aldrich, www.jonialdrich.com