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An Occupational Health Investigation of Cancer Among Firefighters in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health completed a 10-month investigation to determine if cancers diagnosed among a group of Anne Arundel County, Md. firefighters could have been caused by smoke inhaled during training. The investigation was conducted at the request of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
News Release--July 28, 2005

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Appendix A--Work Plan
Appendix B--Background on Fire Exposure at the Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy
Appendix C--Firefighter Presentation
Appendix D--Findings of Selected Retrospective Cohort Studies of Firefighters and Selected Case Control Studies of Occupational Exposure to PCBs and Cancer
Appendix E--Consent Form and Questionnaire
Appendix F--Cancer Cases and Rate
Appendix G--Calculations to Estimate Sample Size Needed for a Long Term Cohort Study in Firefighters


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