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Workplace Cancer Risk Being Ignored

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Posted 02/12/13

Workplace cancer risks are being ignored according to a Massey University study

Recently there has been much discussion on the risks of cancer in the workplace. This comes after a study by Massey University and The Cancer Society emphasised that more people are being killed due to exposure to carcinogens in the workplace than killed on the road each year in New Zealand.

The research has shown that between 200 and 400 people die each year from exposure to cancer-causing agents at work. These agents include dust from asbestos, from silica and wood, and obviously solar UV radiation.

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Source: Three News Website