Cancer is a continuing concern among many workers. NIOSH is studying whether fire fighters are at risk as a result of exposure to chemicals and materials while doing their job. Learn more about our fire fighter cancer study. This page also lists our other publications that relate to cancer among fire fighters.
Study of Cancer among U.S. Fire Fighters
In 2010, NIOSH researchers, with funding assistance from the U.S. Fire Administration launched a multi-year study to examine whether fire fighters have a higher risk of cancer and other causes of death due to job exposures. Our study was designed to address limitations of previous fire fighter cancer research. Learn more about the project, including background about the study, timeline to completion and download our most recent newsletter to learn about our current progress.
- Mortality and cancer incidence in a pooled cohort of US firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia, 1950–2009* (2013)
- Cancer incidence among male Massachusetts firefighters, 1987–2003 (2008)
- Mortality in Florida professional firefighters, 1972 to 1999 (2005)
- Cancer incidence and general mortality in a cohort of Florida firefighters (2003)
- Mortality among fire fighters: A 27 state survey (1994)
*Access to this journal article is per BMJ guidelines (http://group.bmj.com/products/journals/instructions-for-authors/wholly_owned_licence.pdf).
- Page last reviewed: September 26, 2013
- Page last updated: November 12, 2015
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies (DSHEFS)