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14%

Firefighters have a 14% increased risk of dying from cancer when compared with the general public [NIOSH]. 

 

 
 

Cancer facts

Every day, we learn more about occupational cancer.

 

Ongoing research is telling us much more about occupational cancer. 

 
 

190

Since 1990, the number of Boston Firefighters who have succumbed to occupational cancer. 

3

The average number of weeks between cancer diagnosis for boston firefighters.

 

5

Number of cancer diagnosis in boston FIREFIGHTERS in may 2017.

61

the percent of FIREFIGHTER deaths caused by occupational cancer (IAFF).