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Bill to Expand Firefighter Cancer Presumption Passes Assembly

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 665 | 0 | 40 min read

The California Assembly passed a bill that would presume cancer is an occupational disease for anyone working at a fire department who is exposed to potential health hazards. California law presumes cancer arose out of employment for active firefighters. Assembly Bill 1400, by Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove, D-Los Angeles, would expand the presumption to anyone who faces health risks relating to firefighting activities. The Assembly voted 73-0 to pass the bill on Monday. The presumption would apply to those whose job duties expose them to active fires, and it would apply to peo...

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