Forum reveals 90,000 Aussie workers exposed to carcinogens

More than 90,000 blue collar workers are at risk from carcinogens in the machinery manufacturing, printing, food manufacturing and plastics industries, according to figures to be presented at the Cancer in the Workplace forum in Melbourne.

The meeting, hosted by the Cancer Council Australia and the ACTU, will be told that a national approach is required to regulate exposure to chemicals in the workplace.

“Australia is seen as a leader in cancer prevention, yet we lag well behind many comparable economies when it comes to protecting our