Log In
Monday 21st May 2018

Builders warned of skin cancer

21st July 2011

Builders are being warned to guard against skin cancer while at work.

Researchers at Manchester University found some construction workers are nine times more likely to get the disease than people doing other jobs, primarily because they spend so long outside and are exposed to ultraviolet rays bouncing off surfaces. The study team also found that young builders were less likely to wear a shirt. The Society of Occupational Medicine, which looks at issues around illness at work, wants builders to wear long-sleeved shirts and suncream.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Builders warned of skin cancer
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19186
Date Added: 21st Jul 2011


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Energy drinks ban in the UK


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018