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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.

Current Projects

Study of Cancer among U.S. Fire Fighters


Exposure–response relationships for select cancer and non-cancer health outcomes in a cohort of US firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia 1950–2009* (2015) [PDF 662 KB, 9 pages]

Mortality and cancer incidence in a pooled cohort of US firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia, 1950–2009* (2013) [PDF 768 KB, 12 pages]

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 these journal article is per BMJ guidelines (

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