Colorado firefighters are being asked to take part in an effort to reduce cancer in their profession. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a cancer registry and wants all firefighters to enroll online.
Cancer is the leading cause of occupational deaths among firefighters, according to the International Association of Fire Fighters. At the organization’s Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial last year, almost 75% of the firefighters whose names were added to the wall (348 out of 469) died from occupational cancer.
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