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Document ID (ISN)107792
CIS number 08-324
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ma F., Fleming L.E., Lee D.J., Trapido E., Gerace T.A.
Title Cancer incidence in Florida professional firefighters, 1981 to 1999
Bibliographic information Sep. 2006, Vol.48, No.9, p.883-888. 44 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the cancer risk associated with fire fighting. Standardized incidence ratio analysis (SIR) was used to determine the relative cancer risk for fire fighters as compared with the Florida general population. Among 34,796 male (413,022 person years) and 2,017 female (18,843 person years) firefighters, 970 male and 52 female cases of cancer were identified between 1981 and 1999. Male firefighters had significantly increased incidence rates of bladder (SIR 1.29), testicular (1.60) and thyroid cancers (1.77). Female firefighters had significantly increased incidence rates of overall cancer (1.63), cervical (5.24) and thyroid cancer (3.97) and Hodgkin disease (6.25). It is concluded that fire fighting is associated with an increased risk of cancer.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; risk factors; cancer; Florida
Descriptors (secondary) USA; Hodgkin's disease; bladder tumour; testicular cancer; thyroid cancer; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; uterine cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fires