Posted on 08/11/2018 in 2018
US firefighter cancer registry

In July 2018, US federal legislation (H.R.931) rendered obligatory the establishment and management by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a public registry of firefighter cancer monitoring and data. The CDCs will collect voluntary data including on the number and types of fires attended by firefighters and will connect to State cancer registries. The law’s stated objective is to improve monitoring of firefighter cancers and to publish epidemiological information.

H.R.931 – Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018

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