Posts Tagged ‘firefighters’

Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosion

12 Mar 2014 by Kurt Niland under Events, News, Research/Treatment

New York building collapse fire photo by NY1 100x100 Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosion City mayor Bill DeBlasio called the catastrophic gas explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday morning “a tragedy of the worst kind.”

Witnesses say that the devastating explosion sent their neighbors “flying out of windows” of the two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. near 116th St. Authorities reported two women dead, 22 injured, and up to 12 missing. (more…)


Study indicates firefighters diagnosed with mesothelioma at twice the rate of general population

23 Jan 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

fire 100x100 Study indicates firefighters diagnosed with mesothelioma at twice the rate of general populationA recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health () revealed firefighters had a rate of two times greater than the rate in the U.S. as a whole. The research included a combined population of nearly 30,000 firefighters from Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco fire departments who were employed since 1950. (more…)


Studies continue to show increased cancer risk for 9/11 first responders

9 Sep 2011 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, Research/Treatment

fdny logo Studies continue to show increased cancer risk for 9/11 first respondersResearch conducted by the Fire Department of the City of (FDNY), and published by The Lancet, provides evidence of an increased risk for cancers of all types among firefighters who were first responders on 9/11. The findings were released on Sept. 3, as American began to reflect on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. This particular study focused on rescue workers who responded to the attack on the World Trade Center in City. (more…)