DENMARK: cancer and night shift work

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Specific cases of prostate cancer and colorectal cancer resulting from night work can now be submitted to the Occupational Diseases Committee. They are thus in addition to breast cancer resulting from night work, which continue to be submitted for possible recognition of the occupational nature of the disease.

In all cases, a case-by-case assessment is required. Indeed, the conclusions of the IARC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, on the carcinogenicity of night shift work (Vol.124) provide still limited evidence on the issue. The Danish list of occupational diseases has therefore not been amended.

Thus, as recommended by the Arbejdsmarkedets Erhvervssikring (AES), the national institution responsible for dealing with cases of occupational injuries, the Occupational Diseases Committee will examine cases of prostate, colon and rectal cancer resulting from night work for decision.

Source (in Danish)

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