Sun exposure at work could lead to one skin cancer death a week

Anne Li                                  1/29/17


Working in the sun could lead to one death and around five new cases of melanoma skin cancer a week. Construction workers had the highest number of deaths (44% of deaths), followed by agriculture workers (23% of deaths). Public administration and defence workers – including the police and the armed forces – accounted for 10% of deaths. The researchers, based at Imperial College London(link is external), estimated that there are 48 deaths and 241 cases of melanoma skin cancer each year in Britain caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun at work.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-01-18-sun-exposure-at-work-could-lead-to-one-skin-cancer-death-a-week


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