This may suggest why so many firefighters are afflicted with cancer and other health problems, researcher say.
The Chemosphere study found that firefighters had high concentrations of the common retardant polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Their levels were two to three times higher than that of other people in California and the general U.S. population.
Researchers admit, while the size of the study was small, it brings to light how these chemicals may affect firefighters, as they are oftentimes exposed to them.
The study was led by the Marine Environmental Research Institute and a retired firefighter.
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Jon WhiskeyWednesday, February 20, 2013 9:27:43 PMIt's really sad that we now live in a world that we actually have to have research and studies to tell us what COMMON SENSE tells the normal person. Thanks a lot to the American Lawyer...