Cancer incidence among Massachusetts firefighters, 1982-1986

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StatementCommonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Human Services, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics, Research and Evaluation, Research and Epidemiology Unit, Occupational Health Surveillance Program.
ContributionsMassachusetts. Occupational Health Surveillance Program., Massachusetts. Dept. of Public Health.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 92/12178 (H)
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Pagination16 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL1989655M
LC Control Number90622386

A surveillance evaluation was undertaken, using cancer incidence data collected by the Massachusetts Cancer Registry, to examine cancer patterns among firefighters in Massachusetts from through Cancer Incidence Among Male Massachusetts Firefighters, – Dongmug Kang, MD, PhD, 1 Letitia K.

Davis, ScD,2 Phillip Hunt, PhD,2 and David Kriebel, ScD3 Background Firefighters are known to be exposed to recognized or probable carcinogens. Previous studies have found elevated risks of several types of cancers in firefighters.

Risk of Cancer Among Firefighters in California, – also found significantly elevated risks for melanoma and brain cancer incidence among San Francisco firefighters only, which were also elevated Kriebel D.

Cancer incidence among Massachusetts firefighters, – AmJ Ind Med. ; – Stefanidou M, Athanaselis S Cited by: Kang D, Davis LK, Hunt P, Kriebel D. Cancer incidence among male Massachusetts firefighters, – Am J Ind Med.

;– CrossRef Google Scholar. Lung cancer risk among firefighters was not elevated in most other studies or meta-analyses, 15 24 25 but excess lung cancer incidence, especially. Introduction.

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Even as personal protective equipment (PPE) improves [], the incidence and mortality from cancer in firefighters increases and is a leading cause of death [].Epidemiological evidence shows that firefighters have a greater risk of cancer when compared to the general population [2,3].Firefighters in the United States respond to – million fires each year Author: Stephen J.

Gainey, Gavin P. Horn, Albert E. Towers, Maci L. Oelschlager, Vincent L. Tir, Jenny Drnev. The study population was followed for 16 years (–89) and the incidence of cancer, ascertained using a population-based tumor registry, was.

In the USA, Sama et al. examined cancer incidence among firefighters using the Massachusetts Cancer Registry records for – Employment as a firefighter was based on the usual occupation reported to the Registry.

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A review of cancer incidence among fire fighters in Massachusetts from to A review of the health hazards to fire fighters due to smoke inhalation and exposure to contaminants. Health effects from the May wildfire in Northern New Mexico known as.

This study provides a literature review of prior research on respiratory exposure for fire fighters and other emergency responders, and includes an information collection effort that provides a summary review of field measurement technology and selected fire department Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Operating Guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) relating to Cited by: 4.

Cancer incidence data for the years were obtained for the four towns from the MDPH, Massachusetts Cancer Registry (MCR). Cancer incidence data consists of reports of newly diagnosed cases of cancer not reports of cancer deaths.

The MCR has been monitoring cancer incidence in Massachusetts since Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

doi: / Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / Bates et al. () reported no increase in the incidence of any specific cancer site or for all cancers combined among 4, firefighters in New Zealand from to ( for cancer) except for testicular cancer (SIR95% CI –) between andand no increased cancer mortality for any site from to However, the authors mention, among other substances, vinyl chloride, formaldehyde, acrylonitrile, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, diesel and other motor fuel exhausts, trichloroethylene, asbestos and solvents as exposures that are prevalent among many of the occupational groups with increased risk of brain cancer.

Bythe picture became much clearer. Among firefighters, 77% of retirements of firefighters in Massachusetts were due to coronary artery disease and 23% for other cardiovascular conditions, suggesting an increased morbidity. Only 42% of retirement applications were associated with discrete on-duty events.

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