Working Women and Breast Cancer Report
State of the Evidence
No one should face a breast cancer diagnosis because of their job. Unfortunately, workers across a wide range of sectors, from teachers to firefighters, have a significantly higher chance of facing the disease than the general population does.
Because workers are often exposed to carcinogenic or toxic substances at regular doses for long periods of time, they are the modern-day canaries in the coal mine. It’s time to put breast cancer out of work.