Legislation designating nine types of cancer as on-the-job injuries for firefighters cleared a House committee Tuesday despite opposition from a powerful lobbying group.

Statistically, firefighters are at a higher risk than the general public for esophageal, intestinal, rectal, testicular, brain and oral cavity cancers, as well as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma and mesothelioma.
– PUB DATE: 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WRAL.com
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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