Chemical Exposures on the Job May be Linked to Diseases in Nurses

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12/11/07
First ever national survey finds widespread exposure to chemicals and radiation and almost no mandatory workplace health protections.

A first ever national survey of nurses’ exposures to chemicals, pharmaceuticals and radiation on the job suggests there are links between serious health problems such as cancer, asthma, miscarriages and children's birth defects and the duration and intensity of these exposures. The survey included 1,500 nurses from all 50 states.

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