Mesothelioma: are nurses being put at risk in the workplace?
Peter Allmark Research associate, Division of nursing and midwifery at the University of Sheffield
Angela Tod Professor of older people and care, Division of nursing and midwifery at the University of Sheffield
Liz Darlison @darloliz Consultant nurse, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
The cancer, caused by asbestos, could affect more staff than statistics suggest, say our expert authors
Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive, rare cancer caused by exposure to and inhalation of asbestos fibres. The cancer is associated with traditionally male-dominated industries that use asbestos, including asbestos mining and disposal, and the construction industry.
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