Environmental and Occupational Interventions for Primary Prevention of Cancer: A Cross-Sectorial Policy Framework
Environmental Health Perspectives, February 5, 2013. Advance Publications
36 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2013
Date Written: February 5, 2013
Nearly 13 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occur worldwide each year; 63% of cancer deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. A substantial portion of all cancers are attributable to carcinogenic exposures in the environment and the workplace.
The objective of this study was to develop an evidence-based global vision and strategy for the primary prevention of environmental and occupational cancer.
The study concluded that opportunities exist to revitalize comprehensive global cancer control policies by incorporating primary interventions against environmental and occupational carinogens.
Keywords: cancer, environmental health, occupational, primary prevention, policy, public health
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