E-Bulletin - Spring Edition
Date: 28 Apr 2014
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Cancer and Work
Cancer kills around 1.2 million people each year in the European Union. Between
65 000 and 100 000 of these deaths are believed to be directly caused by working conditions. Others are the result of environmental exposures which, in many cases, are themselves related to firms’ business activities.
Stress related conditions and musculoskeletal disorders are now the most common reported causes of sickness absence from work in the UK.