Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Working with poultry linked to certain cancers

Working with poultry linked to certain cancers
By Adam Marcus
November 2, 2009 Link to full article below

NEW YORK -- Poultry workers may be at particularly high risk of developing several forms of cancer, according to a new study that points to viruses carried by birds as a possible cause.

The findings come from an ongoing effort by researchers to identify job-related illnesses in the nation's 250,000 poultry processing workers. It found higher than expected rates of cancers of the sinuses, mouth and blood, as well as other forms of the disease, in poultry plant employees.

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