Lawmakers Fight for Firefighters
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Michigan lawmakers are trying to make it easier for firefighters to receive workers' compensation for certain cancers. Under a bill recently approved by the Senate, brain and skin cancer would be presumed to be caused by carcinogens that firefighters are exposed to in smoke and debris.
Michigan Firefighters Union President says currently firefighters have to prove their cancer was caused on the job, which is nearly impossible.