The final report following exhaustive research. Read the full report.
Read the initial report detailing research about combined exposures to HCN and CO in Army Operations; confined spaces. Read the full report.
Featured in this video is Shelby Willis, now the Chief at Largo Fire in Florida and the processes their department employed when several firefighters were diagnosed with Thyroid cancer - including Chief Willis.
The researchers found that: Cancers of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems accounted mostly for the higher rates of cancer seen in the study population. The higher rates suggest that firefighters are more likely to develop those cancers. The population of firefighters in the study had a rate of mesothelioma two times greater than the…
Ultimately, the educational goal is to impart the unquestionable dangers of absorbing toxicants if firefighters’ PPE and bodies are not kept clean. While there are many firefighters that have been exposed to deadly toxicants for years, there may not be much that can be done to offset the damage. For the younger generation, they will be convinced, through absolute research that habits must change for their health and safety.