backed a call for European and international collaboration to eliminate
occupational cancer, which is “rapidly becoming the biggest killer at places of
work in most countries”.
was made in a new working paper entitled Eliminating
Occupational Cancer in Europe and Globally, written by Professor Jukka
Takala, former Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
(EU-OSHA) and published by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).
research study published in The Lancet,
with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Public Health
England, has highlighted the importance of occupational factors in the causes
of ill health in England.
examined figures from the Global Burden of Disease Study for 2013, a research
programme based out of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the
University of Washington and also funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation, in order to analyse the burden of disease and injury in England.
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