As firefighters, we are exposed to many environmental toxins that can jeopardize our health. Contaminants from fires are known or suspected to cause cancer. The UFSW is part of the Women Firefighters Biomonitoring Collaborative Study, a three-year study that will measure specific chemicals of concern in women firefighters, including products of combustion and diesel exhaust, flame retardants, and perflurinated chemicals. This is the first health study of female firefighters in the country. http://womenfirefighterstudy.com
Read the studies
Toxic Hot Seat Movie – Chemical flame retardants are everywhere. Our furniture. Our homes. Our bodies. But do they work as promised? And are they making us sick?
First health study of female firefighters
S.F. Fire Department joins study into breast cancer risks
S.F. women firefighters take part in first study on firefighting exposures and breast cancer
Keep yourself safe at work and at home by lowering your exposure to toxic chemicals.
Breast Cancer Fund
Help us expose and eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer. Together we can stop this disease before it starts. http://www.breastcancerfund.org
Firefighter Health, Wellness and Fitness
If you are a firefighter looking for tips to improve your overall health and fitness, or a fire department leader developing or enhancing a wellness-fitness program, these resources can help. http://www.usfa.fema.gov/operations/ops_wellness_fitness.html