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The health, safety and welfare of London’s firefighters is of paramount importance. It is clear that firefighters have increased risk of workplace exposure to certain hazardous substances, both inhaled and absorbed through contamination and that this may lead to increased incidence of certain cancers. London Fire Brigade (LFB) already has a range of control measures in place to mitigate the risks from contamination. These control measures are centred on the general principles of eliminating or minimising exposure to hazardous substances, maintaining cleanliness of operational equipment and personal hygiene. LFB is also initiating a Contaminants Working Group to bring together the relevant stakeholders to continue to monitor these risks and make further improvements to health and safety.