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Mortality and cancer incidence among male volunteer Australian firefighters

Mortality And Cancer Incidence Among Male Volunteer Australian Firefighters

In Australia, there are currently an estimated 180,000 volunteer firefighters providing service to rural and some peri urban areas. This study examined the mortality and cancer incidence of male volunteer firefighters. During firefighting, firefighters are exposed to a number of hazardous materials and there was little or no existing published evidence about the mortality or cancer risk for these types of volunteer firefighters. 

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