Workers-Higher Risk

April 2010 - we received an email from the founders of

We started up the Gloveup campaign to bring more awareness, education and work safety on site in the painting trade in New Zealand".

"We have a UN number system here that is on our solvents which you then have to refers to the data sheet as to what protection you must use with that solvent, our symbol was designed, with the glove protecting the blood, as your first exposure to the solvent is normally by the hand and you also wash your hands in a solvent to remove the paint form your hands".

Workplace Cancer Figures Found Underreported (Update October 2007)

In a new study with broad implications for the U.S., UK researchers claim that their government’s 26-year-old figures on occupational cancer grossly underestimate both the numbers of workers exposed to cancer risks and the number who develop work-related cancers, the BBC reports.

The existing figure, which estimates 6,000 work-related cancer deaths annually in the UK, are based on an influential 1981 study by Richard Doll and Richard Peto, commissioned by the now defunct U.S. Office of Technology Assessment. That study, later published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, has been cited in over 441 scientific articles to debunk claims that environmental causes are significant contributors to cancer.

Critiques of the Doll and Peto study point to the authors’ sole reliance on epidemiologic studies of workers in large industries and their failure to consider exposures in smaller workplaces, as well as the limitation of their analysis to deaths in those under age 65. Last year a group of European researchers revealed that Doll had financial relationships with a number of industries that manufacture cancer-causing chemicals, including Monsanto, the Chemical Manufacturer’s Association, and Dow Chemical.

The new study, led by Andrew Watterson of Stirling University in Scotland, estimates that UK work-related cancer deaths are between 12,000 and 24,000 every year. Watterson and one co-author have consulted with law firms representing workers involved in occupational cancer lawsuits.

Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Thyroid Ca/Radiation in Workplace

Canadian National Dose Registry Study Am J or Epidemiology

Brain Cancer Higher in Some Occupations

J Occupational and Environmental Medicine, May, 2001

Pratt & Whitney Plant Workers & Brain Ca
Rohm & Haas Spring House:Brain Tumors
British Policewomen, Bca & a Mobile Radio

Article by Cindy Sage, Sage Associates, May 2001

Women Who Work Predominantly at Night: Bca Risk

2001 article

Rotating Night Shifts & Risk of Bca in Women/Melatonin
Study on Exposure to Light at Night/Bca Risk
Electromagnetic Fields/Light at Night-Male Bca
Impaired Body Clock Speeds Tumor Growth (Mice)
Czech Republic Outlaws Excess Outdoor Light
Artificial Light & Bca Rates
Colorectal Ca & Night Shift Work: Women
Exposure to Gasoline/Diesel

Am J of Industrial Medicine, 2000

EPA: Long-term Diesel Exposure
OvarCa Risk & Exposure: Diesel Exhaust
Peripheral Nerve Dysfctn & Organophosphonates

J Nutritional & Envi Medicine, 9/01

Dye-workers/ Risk of Bladder Ca (Long Term Risk)

Int'l J Urology, 2001

Chronic Low-Level Radiation & Chromosomal Changes

Teratogenesis Carcinog Mutagen, 2001

Confounders in Planning  Study:Magnetic Fields

Epidemiology, 1/02

Radio/Telegraph Operators, EMF & Breast Ca
Female Flight Attendants and Risk of Bca

Cancer Causes and Control, 2/02

Flight/Cabin Crews: Increased Risk Melanoma, Breast Ca
Pratt & Whitney Workers & Brain Ca

Medical Research, 1/02

Advocates/Labor Unions Want Less Chemical Exposure

Reuters Health hexavalent chromium

Painting Trades Increase Risk of Cancer

J Occupational & Env Med, 3/02

NY Committee for Occupational Safety & Health

LINK to organization for working people

More Pain/Lethargy w/Computer Screens

Am J Industrial Medicine, 11/02

Leukemia and Agent Orange

Associated Press information, 1/03

Official Inquiry Finds NO LINK-Read This

Israeli Commission findings, 4/03 Divers and Cancer

Occupational Exposures & Various Cancers:Finland

J Occu & Env Med, 3/03

Asbestos News

LINK Info site reviewing hazards of asbestos exposure & various forms of associated cancers it causes

Benzes Causes Lowered Blood Cell Counts at Low Levels

NCI Press Release, 12/04

Female Auto Assembly Line Workers & BCa after 1999 (lost actual date)

Glove Up - New Zealand

LINK: " provide basic information on the dangers of using solvents in the workplace and how to protect yourself from exposure".

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