When buildings and vehicles are set ablaze, toxic chemicals are released into the air. Those chemicals can last by hanging on to firefighters’ gear, even taken back to the station after fires are put out — causing troubling consequences for health and safety to those in duty.
According to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study, firefighters are twice as likely to get skin and testicular cancer and mesothelioma.
– PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WUSA-TV CBS 9
Source: SEAFC National Fire News