Surveillance Alert Release: Flames and Risks – Firefighting Causes Cancer

31 Jan 2024

OCRC’s Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS) investigated cancer risk among Ontario firefighters and found that Ontario firefighters in the ODSS have a 23% higher risk of developing any cancer, compared to all other workers in the ODSS.

To see a breakdown of the findings and learn more about cancer risks related to firefighting, check out our surveillance alert on “Flames and Risks: Firefighting Causes Cancer”.