The Increasing Risk of Occupational Cancer

30th April 2013:
Home House, London, UK
The Health and Safety Executive estimates there are now 13,500 new cases of occupational cancer each year with over 8,000 deaths. The TUC estimates over 20,000 new cases with over 15,000 deaths. Shift work has recently been classified as a Group 2A carcinogen (probably carcinogenic to humans). Key note speakers at this seminar hosted by Check4Cancer included Dr Lesley Rushton of Imperial University who leads the study in the burden of occupational cancer in Britain and Nick Pargeter of Berrymans, a leading lawyer in occupational disease. They covered the implications of the increasing occupational cancer risk for employers and what they can do to mitigate it.

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