Overnight shift to be classified as ‘probable’ cancer cause

1 12 2007

Awww!!! Health hazard!!! — night shift pa naman ako…

Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a “probable” cause of cancer.

It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered wacky. And it is based on research that finds higher rates of breast and prostate cancer among women and men whose work day starts after dark.

Next month, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, will add overnight shift work as a probable carcinogen.

The American Cancer Society says it will likely follow. Up to now, the U.S. organization has considered the work-cancer link to be “uncertain, controversial or unproven.”

The higher cancer rates don’t prove working overnight can cause cancer. There may be other factors common among graveyard shift workers that raise their risk for cancer.

Source: CNN

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6 responses

2 12 2007
kingdaddyrich

call center boy ka? 😉 naku lagot!! 😉

2 12 2007
JohnBailor

Yup… call center boy nga… ahahaha…

yoko nga ng cancer no… ehehehe

4 12 2007
Marco

So us nurses have great chance of getting a cancer, we also have stressful graveyard shift, you will never know what type of patients we care for. Toxic!!

6 10 2008
GP

I read this on CNN a year a go and got a call from a customer…she told me she worked overnight for several years and got cancer…I worked that same shift and got my ass right off of it with the quickness…I feel better gained a little wait and it was great…you need sunlight and sleep during the night time!!! It messes with you inner…clock look it up.

GP

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11 12 2009
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