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Eliminate Occupational Cancer

Author: Fransman, W. · Pronk, A. · Schelvis, R.M.C. · Moons, A.A.M.
Type:report
Date:2017
Publisher: TNO
Place: Zeist
Identifier: 781257
Keywords: Workplace · Working conditions · Health · Risks · Diseases · Occupational · Exposure · Workers · Cancer · Work and Employment · Healthy Living · Life Fluid Mechanics Chemistry & Energetics · RAPID - Risk Analysis for Products in Development WHC - Work, Health and Care FD - Fluid Dynamics · ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences

Abstract

Although work is good for you, it can actually be bad for your health, too. Poor working conditions are responsible for 5% of the total disease burden1, a percentage that is the same as the figure for the adverse health effects resulting from an unhealthy environment or obesity. After smoking, these three factors are responsible for the major health risks of an external nature.