Episode 20 of APS Radio Features Dr. Jeff Burgess from the University of Arizona. Dr Burgess expounds on the recent announcement from the World Health Organization regarding the occupation of firefighting regarding cancer.
Dr. Burgess was one of 25 international experts that traveled to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) located in Lyons Paris this June to review the occupational classification of firefighting. On July 1st it was released that the occupational exposures obtained as a firefighter, has been upgraded to a Group 1 Carcinogen (carcinogenic to humans).
More information on the recent IARC findings can be found at: