Cancer risk among firefighters: a review and meta-analysis of 32 studies.

  title={Cancer risk among firefighters: a review and meta-analysis of 32 studies.},
  author={Grace K Lemasters and Ash M. Genaidy and Paul S Succop and James A. Deddens and Tarek Sobeih and Heriberto Barriera-Viruet and Kari K Dunning and James E. Lockey},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={48 11},
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to review 32 studies on firefighters and to quantitatively and qualitatively determine the cancer risk using a meta-analysis. METHODS A comprehensive search of computerized databases and bibliographies from identified articles was performed. Three criteria used to assess the probable, possible, or unlikely risk for 21 cancers included pattern of meta-relative risks, study type, and heterogeneity testing. RESULTS The findings indicated that… CONTINUE READING
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