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Why Firefighters Should Decon with Towelettes

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So when two related fire industry publications use our data to talk about a serious issue, we realize our work is being referenced, which helps us realize how important transparency really is. "Why Firefighters Should Decon with Towelettes" is the title of an article published by fire industry sister publications FireRescue 1 and Fire Chief. The issue is very real. According to the latest fact sheet (pdf) from NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health): Based on U.S. cancer rates:  Firefighters in our study had a greater number of cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths.  There were about twice as many fire fighters with malignant mesothelioma, a rare type of  cancer...

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