Study will test toxin exposure of firefighters following North Bay fires

  • Source: KTVU-TV Oakland, San Francisco, Bay Area
  • Published: 11/12/2017 04:42 PM

Researchers are studying whether firefighters suffered any toxic exposure in last month's deadly Northern California wildfires. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that researchers plan to take blood and urine samples from 200 firefighters for the study. A cancer-research organization of the San Francisco firefighters' union is contributing $100,000 for the study. California state health officials and toxic-substances officials are assisting the work.


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