Joni Aldrich SOS: Supporter of Survival

CancerSOS: Firefighters Cancer Risk High

February 17, 201451 min
Guest: Dr. Susan Shaw, Environmental Health Scientist. Since 2009, Dr. Shaw has been investigating the impacts of toxic chemical exposure on firefighters. Alarmingly, we know that firefighters are suffering from highly-elevated rates of cancers – prostate, testicular, bladder, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, skin/melanoma, and brain, and (as more women become firefighters) breast (6X the risk!). Thought to be related to exposure from chemicals in flame retardant materials and electronics, the diagnosis usually is for multiple cancers, and younger firefighters with aggressive cancers, including brain cancer. A MUST LISTEN TO--prepare to be shocked! Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on

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