IAFF Cancer Study Newsletter,Issue 1

First word out on work done so far investigating firefighter cancer.

The IAFF and NIOSH, along with assistance from the USFA and the National Cancer Institute have been working on a large-scale study of excessive cancer rates among firefighters. Click on the link below to view their first newsletter informing you of the latest advances.


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Dave LeBlanc
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
I typed too fast.... Should read "My issue isn't with them..."
2015-02-27 00:16:40
Dave LeBlanc
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
Andy, Nothing but respect brother, but the talking down is only part of the problem. The flat out misinforming, misrepresentation, and insistence that the new is really new.....coupled with the all or never message...that is the bigger problem. I don't let the "words" bother me, I know how I will do my job. I know…
2015-02-26 22:12:15
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
Brother Dave, Your articles are always insightful and passionately to the point. I hope you know by our discussions that many of "those guys" who do research are not preaching absolutes or safety above all else. My concern with many of these discussions is that we listen to someone who has significantly altered the original…
2015-02-26 22:05:05
Ron Ayotte
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
Our "brothers" that twist the facts to fit their agenda remind me of good old "Baghdad Bob", Saddam Hussein's Minister of Propaganda during Operation Desert Storm. Their equivalent of "there are no American forces in Baghdad" while the M1A Abrams tanks are rolling in the background are the Brothers attacking the fire and making progress…
2015-02-26 21:35:50
Dave LeBlanc
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
Patrick, I agree with your assessment of the UL Message. My issue is with them as much as it is with others that twist the message to suit their own purpose/agenda. When challenged they often waffle and end of changing their original position or modifying their statement. And bing-freakin-o on VSP. ....
2015-02-26 21:17:22
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