A recent study on the cancer risks of firefighters was determined to be inconclusive as it could not determine a definite correlation between being a firefighter and developing cancer. The US Fire Administration has called for more testing on the subject. While there may not be a correlation between firefighting and general cancer, firefighters are often in asbestos containing buildings.
Due to fires and firefighting efforts, asbestos is often disturbed and released into the air. This can expose many of the firefighters to that asbestos, leading to mesothelioma. While this is not guaranteed to happen, fires are more common in older buildings that contain asbestos, making it easy for firefighters to be exposed.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.