Examining Initiatives to Advance Public Health, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 17, 2017   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the May 17, 2017 hearing titled "Examining Initiatives to Advance Public Health," held before the House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Michael C. Burgess: "This subcommittee has the responsibility of advancing legislation to improve and strengthen public health policy for all Americans. Today, we will examine four bipartisan bills intended to improve public health for some of our most at-risk populations. In 2015, a 5-year study of nearly 30,000 firefighters found that firefighters had a greater number of cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths than the general population. While this built upon prior studies that have examined the link between firefighting and cancer, our understanding of this connection is still limited. To improve upon our ability to alleviate the health risks that these public servants face, Representatives Collins and Pascrell introduced H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017. This bill would authorize funding for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to create a national registry for the collection of data pertaining to cancer incidence among firefighters." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kevin B. O'Connor, Cheryl Watson-Levy, Martin S. Levine, and Jordan Greenbaum.

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Serial No. 115-32
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