Research out today shows higher rates of breast and prostate cancer among women and men whose work day starts after dark.
Next month the World Health Organization will consider declaring shift work “a probable carcinogen.”
What’s already on that list?
* Art glass, glass containers and pressed ware (manufacture of)
* Cobalt metal with tungsten carbide
* Hairdresser or barber (occupational exposure as a)
* Petroleum refining (occupational exposures in)
* Sunlamps and sunbeds (use of)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.