Controlling occupational cancers in Australia

An opinion piece in the Medical Journal of Australia on Controlling occupational cancers in Australia raises the concern that limited recognition has been given to work related cancer from researchers and policy makers. This is especially apparent when compared to the attention given to cancers related to tobacco use and sun exposure.  There is also is no strategy for measuring rates, mitigating risk and meeting individuals’ needs.

The piece cites the Asturias Declaration, developed by the WHO, which  recommends that all countries develop education campaigns to improve public knowledge of environmental causes of cancer and strategies for prevention.

Lin Fritschi et al, MJA 196 (3) · 20 February 2012 Controlling occupational cancers in Australia.