Cobb Professional Fire Fighters IAFF L-2563

Cobb Professional Fire Fighters IAFF L-2563

Dave Dwyer
Vice President of Health and Safety
dwyerdavid@comcast.net
404-226-5882

The Mesothelioma Justice Network  website and everyone involved with it are dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. We strive to be one of the top comprehensive and educational resources online to help support sick patients and their families. Firefighters are one of the highest at-risk occupations to asbestos exposure, making our mission ever more important to raise awareness to this specific group of brave individuals. 


Their mission is to be the leading online resource for victims suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Would you help us raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos by adding our firefighter specific resource below to help bring awareness to this tough topic which has a direct effect to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to keep our communities safe?


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U.S. Veterans account for 30% of all malignant mesothelioma diagnoses caused by asbestos exposure. We’ve helped hundreds of veterans receive VA benefits, find treatment options and access financial compensation.


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  1. New research links enlarged heart to sudden cardiac events among firefighters
  2. July 25, 2017
  3. It’s widely acknowledged in the fire service that cardiac events account for roughly 45 percent of all firefighter line-of-duty deaths. Autopsy reports showed many of these incidents occurred in people who had underlying heart problems, and most of the research has focused on firefighters with existing coronary heart disease. But this doesn’t tell the bigger story.
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  5. A new white paper released by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), Cardiac Enlargement in U.S. Firefighters, shows research has found a direct relationship between an enlarged heart and an increased risk for cardio vascular events, including sudden death, among firefighters. Furthermore, studies indicate an enlarged heart may be the only abnormality, which often is undiagnosed. The white paper was prepared by: Maria Korre, Sc.D. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Denise Smith, Ph.D. Skidmore College and Illinois Fire Service Institute; Steven Moffatt, M.D. Public Safety Medical; and Stefanos Kales, M.D., M.P.H. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  6. Understanding this relationship can help the fire service expand research to help determine how common heart enlargement is among working firefighters, the best methods of measuring its presence, and which firefighters are at highest risk and therefore, should be screened. This is especially good news since many effective treatments for an enlarged heart are available, including weight loss through diet and exercise.