The profession is now officially cancer causing…


Although post fire contaminants with a proven link to firefighter cancer are minute in size, measured in micrometres, the recent declaration by The World Health Organisation (WHO) that the profession is now officially cancer causing is (in stark contrast) vast, in terms of the impact it will have on our industry. On July 1st, 2022, … Lees meer

IARC Monographs evaluate the carcinogenicity of occupational exposure as a firefighter

firefighter in smoke

Lyon, France, 1 July 2022 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has evaluated the carcinogenicity of occupational exposure as a firefighter. A Working Group of 25 international experts, including 3 Invited Specialists, from 8 countries was convened by the IARC Monographs programme for … Lees meer

Minimising firefighters’ exposure to fire effluents | EPSU

Chemical and building regulations are designed to ensure that exposure to materials within residential, commercial, and industrial buildings are safe. However, there are currently no requirements to consider how the safety of those materials might change in the event of a fire – i.e. there are no requirements to measure and quantify the toxic fire … Lees meer