Occupational cancers kill 8,000 UK citizens each year

According to a recent report released by the United Kingdom's Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in London, occupational cancers kill approximately 8,000 Britons each year. The report also states that approximately 14,000 new cases of cancer due to hazardous substances found in the workplace are reported each year.

These are some staggering figures. And the report is only citing figures from the UK. Imagine adding to these figures the number of occupational cancer deaths and new cases of cancer from the rest of Europe and from North America, South America, Africa and Asia. The other hurtful part of this report is the fact these deaths and new cases are entirely preventable. It's a hard pill to swallow.

One of the big culprits is asbestos, which causes lung cancer and mesothelioma, another dangerous cancer that affects the lungs, heart, chest and abdomen.

Learn more about carcinogenic chemicals and occupational cancers here.
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