7 easy ways firefighters can reduce their cancer risk

Don’t just wash your turnout gear – decontaminate it with a solution that eliminates carcinogens Sponsored by Decon7 Systems By FireRescue1 BrandFocus Staff A recent NIOSH study confirms the long-suspected link between firefighting and a higher risk of cancer, with its findings that more than two-thirds of firefighters develop cancer versus less than a quarter of the general population.…

An outbreak of a bird flu virus was found on a turkey farm near Woodstock, Ont. (Janet Hostetter/Associated Press)

Ontario’s bird flu outbreak

Eight Ontario farms quarantined after bird flu found on turkey farm HELEN BRANSWELL | TORONTO — The Canadian Press Authorities have placed eight poultry farms in Southwestern Ontario under quarantine as they scramble to contain an outbreak of a bird flu virus found on a turkey farm near Woodstock. The outbreak was discovered after birds on the turkey…

Ebola Virus Infection Control

Ebola: Controlling infection in health-care settings Health-care workers should always take standard precautions when caring for patients, regardless of their presumed diagnosis. These include basic hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (to block splashes or other contact with infected materials), safe injection practices and safe burial practices. Health-care workers caring for patients…

Ebola and Beyond – Infection Control

The right tool for fire departments to use to create infection control programs IN NOVEMBER, THE NEW YORK TIMES brought readers behind the scenes at the city’s Ebola monitoring center, run by the New York City health department. Dozens of staffers monitored traveler databases, looking for people who entered the city after trips to West Africa.…