Year: 1987 Source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, v.11, no.6, (1987), p.671-684 SIEC No: 19880238

Morbidity & mortality studies of fire fighters have produced varied & inconsistent findings regarding the potential chronic effects of fire fighting including respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, & cancer. In a cohort study, firefighters were found to have significantly lower than expected mortality for all external causes (SMR=67) & in particular for suicide (SMR=21) & respiratory diseases (SMR=48). 33 Refs. (NBB)