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The objective of this study was to review 32 studies on firefighters and to quantitatively and qualitatively determine the cancer risk using a meta-analysis.
Firefighters take health risks every single time they walk through the bay doors of their fire station. While firefighters undergo rigorous training to ensure they respond as safely as possible to a variety of emergencies, they often overlook steps that can help protect their personal health.
Firefighting continues to be among the most hazardous yet least studied occupations in terms of exposures and their relationship to occupational disease. Exposures are complex, involving mixtures of particles and chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).