BCERF Alert for Women Firefighters: Chemical Exposures in Your Workplace and Breast Cancer Risk
BCERF Alert for Women Firefighters
Brown, Nellie J.; Snedeker, Suzanne M.
This brochure is designed to help women firefighters learn how they may be exposed to certain chemicals that may be risk factors for breast cancer. Exposure to some of these chemicals may occur during firefighting activities. Recommended protection includes wearing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCABA) during all phases of firefighting.
Alert on breast cancer risks for women firefighters
New York State Department of Health
Cornell University Program Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
breast cancer; firefighter; workplace; occupation; chemical exposure; cancer risk; structural fires; non-structural fires; isocyanates; benzene; formaldehyde; 1,3-butadiene; isoprene; methylene chloride; SCBA; Self Contained Breathing Apparatus; personal protective equipment; Alert