Payout for women who got breast cancer after night shifts


Thirty-eight eight women have so far received payments via their employers’ insurance companies, the Danish National Board of Industrial Injuries told CNN.

To qualify for compensation, women must have developed breast cancer after having worked at least one night shift a week for 20 to 30 years.


The move came after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, concluded that night work is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” in October 2007.

Emphasis mine.

This is utterly ridiculous and preposterous, insulting the intelligence of any person who has more than three functioning brain cells.

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Note that this is from CNN so its reliability, or at least is fairness, may be questionable.

Since they only studied nurses and flight attendants, isn’t it more likely that that there is another cause? Nurses are exposed to all sorts of things. Flight attendants are exposes to higher levels of radiation than people on the surface because they spend so much time at higher altitudes and they are exposed to another host of potential carcinogens. This is very poorly done science.

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