Firefighters at high risk of getting cancer- Roundtable by the MEPs Against Cancer Group

Sep 28, 2017 | News, Smoke Toxicity

Brussels| 28 September 2017

MEP Pavel Poc (S&D, CZ) and the Members Against Cancer (MAC) Group, in association with Fire Safe Europe, hosted a roundtable on 28 September to find solutions to occupational cancer in firefighters.

Cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths amongst fire fighters, accounting for approximately 60% of all deaths. The proportion of cancer deaths had been growing steadily from the 1970s to the present.

This meeting has brought together experts, legislators, firefighters and more to discuss this issue and explore solutions, and was kindly supported by Borealis.

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