Do firefighters have to fight cancer risk too?
This article first appeared in ALARM's journal 'stronger', February 2022.
Firefighters are exposed to toxic atmospheres and dangerous carcinogens while fulfilling their duties, but what is the direct relationship with firefighting related cancers?
In this article, Philippa Craven, Partner, and Liam Bedford, Senior Associate, explore the topic of firefighter safety in the context of occupational disease. They delve into the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council’s report and its findings, consider the legal position on cancer risk and operational firefighting duties based on the evidence to date, and set out the importance of record keeping when faced with these claims.
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