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WAVY-TV Airs Special Report on Cancer Risk Among Firefighters

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 6/1/2016

LIN Media’s CBS affiliate WAVY-TV Portsmouth aired a special report detailing how and why firefighters are two times more likely to develop conditions such as testicular cancer, myeloma and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Toxins, released into the air when materials burn, can seep through protective gear and touch the firefighters’ skin before subsequently entering the blood stream.

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