November 2022 marks Lung Cancer Awareness month
Supported by Cancer Research UK and other associations, November 2022 marks Lung Cancer Awareness month.
Claiming almost 35,000 lives a year, lung cancer is the UK’s most common cause of death from cancer for both men and women.
Early detection of lung cancer makes it more treatable. Encouraging people to recognise symptoms such as a persistent cough and seeing their Doctor sooner could help save lives.
Workers also need to be aware that certain work activities, such as exposure to asbestos, mild steel welding fume and heavy and prolonged exposure to silica can cause lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases.
Under health and safety law employers are responsible for managing the health and safety risks in their businesses. See the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on employer responsibilities for more information.
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