Workers Memorial Day

Each year thousands of workers are killed, maimed, or injured at work. Many live with a lifetime of illness, disease and pain caused by the work they do, or where and how they work or the things present in their workplaces which are harmful to their health. Daily, cumulative and combined exposures to substances, chemicals or processes can affect the health of those working  directly or indirectly with them.

Exposures to carcinogens, mutagens or teratogens in the workplace can lead to cancers later in life, even if the exposure is prebirth. Official conservative estimates that cancers caused by the jobs we do kill one person in the UK every 30 minutes around the clock. Isn’t it time you remember the dead and fight like hell for the living?

For more information on events near you check out the Hazards WMD site.

To test your MP’s knowledge of the issue try the GM Hazards Campaign Quiz.

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