To guard against cancer, firefighters now routinely wash their gear after exposure to toxic smoke and gases. Cancer from such exposure is now said to the leading cause of death in the fire service. A proposed Missouri law would make it easier for firefighters and their survivors to collect benefits for job-related cancers.
To guard against cancer, firefighters now routinely wash their gear after exposure to toxic smoke and gases. Cancer from such exposure is now said to the leading cause of death in the fire service. A proposed Missouri law would make it easier for firefighters and their survivors to collect benefits for job-related cancers. File photo by Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com
To guard against cancer, firefighters now routinely wash their gear after exposure to toxic smoke and gases. Cancer from such exposure is now said to the leading cause of death in the fire service. A proposed Missouri law would make it easier for firefighters and their survivors to collect benefits for job-related cancers. File photo by Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com

Firefighters’ cancers would be presumed job related under bill backed by Greitens

December 20, 2017 11:59 AM