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WHITE PAPER DOWNLOAD: How Firefighter PPE increases Cancer Risk and Preventative Actions you can take
Posted by Jacqueline L.
Smoke, heat and structural collapse have long been the chief external threats to firefighters in this inherently dangerous profession. Yet in recent years, data has shown that one of the greatest threats is lurking within us; cancer. Research is now showing that firefighters contract several types of cancer at a much greater rate than do average individuals. Further, it is well-established that the spike in cancer incidents is directly tied to what firefighters are exposed to in the fireground environment.
At True North® our focus is on the safety, comfort and well-being of our customers. We actively seek out topics and related research that help provide education, tips and best practices to members of the fire community. Our latest White Paper is titled CANCER: How Firefighter PPE increases the risk and Preventative Actions you can take. This topic specifically addresses practical steps firefighters can take to protect themselves from contaminated gear, guarding their health and decreasing the odds of contracting cancer.
Download our complimentary white paper to learn more about best practices on the latest preventative methods!