Senator Schumer Calls for National Firefighters' Cancer Registry
Updated On: Oct 19, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Senator Schumer stands with Syracuse Firefighters at Station 5 to launch a major push to create a first-ever National Firefighter Cancer Registry; Firefighter Cancer risk can be double that of others due to exposure to toxic chemicals - But not Registry to Track and Prevent Cancer in Firefighters has ever existed; thousands of Syracuse Firefighters would benefit.
New Legislation Would, For The First Time Ever, Create A National Registry That Will Help Medical Professionals More Effectively Track And Treat Firefighters With Cancer; Firefighters Are Exposed To A Range Of Harmful Toxins And May Be At Increased Cancer Risk.
Senator Says Legislation Could Help Save The Lives Of Our Brave Firefighters Who Put Their Life On The Line Everyday.
Schumer: Our Syracuse Firefighters Protect Us, So We Need To Protect Them.
Here is more information regarding today's Press Release at Syracuse Online.