Firefighter cancer is a global phenomenon.

Whilst safe systems of work, procedures and protocols are designed to keep firefighters as safe as possible in dynamic risk environments, a substantial amount of research studies have conclusively proven a link between firefighting and cancer.

Put simply, exposure to hazardous and toxic environments is resulting in alarming rates of cancer in firefighters around the globe.

Research has shown that a firefighter’s likelihood of developing cancer is significantly higher than the average person. This significantly higher rate of cancer development is likely contributed to by the dermal absorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), organophosphate flame retardants (OPFR), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and some metals which include Lead and Cadmium, all of which are known carcinogens. Click here for References.


DECON INTERNATIONAL finds the phenomenon of Firefighter Cancer alarming and is committed to addressing this personal catastrophe for all firefighters around the world.

Through significant investment in research and development we have developed a range of convenient and affordable decontamination products to assist with reducing the dermal absorption of PAHs, flame retardants (OPFRs and PBDEs) and metals by firefighters.

DEKONMATE Decontamination Products can be easily incorporated into current decontamination procedures in fire services around the globe.