Firefighters at greater risk for cancer
Clean fire gear
Fireman’s gear can become covered in carcinogens and other toxins.
Dr. Susan Shaw
Dr. Susan Shaw, Director and Founder of the Marine Environmental Research Institute, gave a presentation titled “Is Firefighting Carcinogenic? Chemical Exposure and Cancer Risk Among Firefighters” at Saint Brendan the Navigator Church on Deer Isle, Wednesday evening, September 24. The event was sponsored by the Island Heritage Trust.
Chemical hazards in firefighting are discussed
Deer Isle Assistant Fire Chief Jim Foley talks firefighting with Dr. Susan Shaw of the Marine Environmental Research Institute.