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Officers' diseases, deaths linked to meth exposure

Producer Nishi Gupta and reporter Debbie Dujanovic of KSL-Salt Lake City investigate the rate of disease and death in former narcotics officers who were exposed to chemicals in the meth labs they once were raiding. They found a high risk of cancers, auto-immune diseases and other illnesses in comparison to national statistics. They "discovered 24 of the 42 are suffering with chronic health problems or have died. Ten under the age of 50 have or have had cancer. That's 177-times the rate of cancer for that age group." The series of reports, titled "Something Killing Cops," includes the initial piece, a look at what research groups and experts say, a report on the financial stress these illnesses pose, and a follow-up piece after more officers responded after the investigation ran.

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