Taking action against cancer in the fire service
Newly diagnosed firefighters with cancer often ask us what questions they should ask their doctor. Below is a list of questions you might consider. They are in no specific order and they do not pertain to any one specific type of cancer. You might choose some of these questions , or possibly all of them. As always we are available to assist you through the process.
Click here: Walsh et al (2014)
The dangers to firemen on the job extend well beyond the possibilities of being severely burned, trapped by falling debris or asphyxiated…
Evaluation of Dermal Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Fire Fighters :
Click here: FF Dermal Study 2010-0156-3196
Mortality and cancer incidence in a pooled cohort of US firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia (1950-2009)
TOXIC HOT SEAT
Better living through chemistry? The question burns at the center of this fascinating and timely documentary from filmmakers James Redford and Kirby Walker. An intense examination of the decades-old conflict between fire safety and toxic flame retardants, Toxic Hot Seat features insights from scientists, journalists, politicians and San Francisco firefighters to paint a detailed picture of the debate. Do flame retardants really save lives? What are the side effects of the chemicals in these products? And who reaps the profits in this five billion-dollar industry as virtually every piece of furniture and most baby-care products sold in the US now contain these chemicals? Redford’s and Walker’s straightforward style lets the facts do the talking as he unveils the political and economic motivations underneath a truly incendiary debate. Disturbing and riveting, Toxic Hot Seat is a hard-hitting investigation that will change the way you look at your livingroom furniture.—Brendan PetersonPRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH SF FIREFIGHTERS CANCER PREVENTION PROGRAM
James Redford writes, produces and directs for film and television. His latest directorial project, Aces, is a documentary film that explores the emerging link between childhood trauma and life-long health problems – and what can be done about it. He directed The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia currently airing on HBO. Kirby Walker is an award-winning independent film and video producer. She worked for CBS News in New York, and left to do graduate work in communications at Stanford University, where she received her MA in Communication in 1982.
Kirby Walker is an award-winning independent film and video producer. She worked for CBS News in New York before leaving to do graduate work in communications at Stanford University, where she received her MA in 1982.