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NVFC Lavender Ribbon Report – firefighter cancer prevention

Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Firefighters can be exposed to carcinogens when they respond to a fire, and the risk of developing cancer increases with each exposure. NIOSH recommends that firefighters take steps to protect themselves from cancer-causing agents, including wearing personal protective equipment and… Continue readingNVFC Lavender Ribbon Report – firefighter cancer prevention