San Francisco Firefighter’s Cancer Prevention Foundation
San Francisco’s female firefighters, exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job, are disproportionately diagnosed for breast cancer. Now, the city is hoping to conduct the first study in the nation to find out why.
A local non-profit is using the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 to bring attention to the ongoing risk for firefighters across the country.
There’s a high rate of cancer among the San Francisco Fire Department’s rank and file, but special washing machines have now been purchased as a way to address the health issue.