Occupational cancer kills more than 200 000 people a year

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:925
  1. Kaushal Raj Pandey
  1. BMJ

    More than 200 000 people, most of them in the developed world, die each year from a workplace related cancer, the World Health Organization has said in a press release.

    A major rise in the incidence of occupational cancer can be expected in developing countries in the coming decades as work processes involving the use of carcinogens shift to countries with less stringent enforcement of occupational health standards, WHO warns. These processes involve substances such as chrysotile asbestos and pesticides and those used in production of tyres and …

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