Tucson Fire Department Teams with UA to Reduce Cancer Risks Among First Responders

Researchers at the University of Arizona will track new Tucson firefighters for three years to learn more about what chemicals play a role in causing cancer among first responders. Researchers will take blood and urine samples from firefighters after they finish working at a scene.

The concern is that synthetic materials used in everyday items in homes could release harmful chemicals in the event of a fire.

A $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the study.

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