Building healthy habits and reducing cancer risk this Tradies Health Month

August is National Tradies Health Month, which is the perfect time for Queensland tradies to educate themselves on risks in the workplace and start constructing healthy habits.

An estimated 3.6 million Australians are exposed to cancer-causing agents at work, with about 5000 cancer cases diagnosed each year as a result.

Awareness of risks associated with exposures such as asbestos and ultraviolet radiation are well-known but there are other exposures, such as diesel fumes and second-hand smoke, which may be less commonly perceived as a workplace cancer risk.

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