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Posted inChronic Disease

Firefighters return to NCGA looking for help for sick colleagues

By Rose Hoban Hundreds of years ago, doctors noticed that young men working as chimney sweeps were prone to developing cancerous lesions on their genitalia. The “chimney sweeps carcinoma” or “soot warts” were the earliest known examples of an occupation-related illness. Modern firefighters continue to struggle with health consequences caused by the products of combustion, […]