Having a job you don’t like is more than just a drag: it might also be compromising your health. Dissatisfaction with your job in your 20s and 30s can cause health issues 10 or 20 years later, according to a new study from the American Sociological Association. “We found that there is a cumulat...
[caption id="attachment_6387" align="alignright" width="300"] A worker in a protective suit at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant last year.[/caption] When Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors went into meltdown following the 2011 tsunami in Japan, over 44,000 workers were dispat...
Some ingredients used in nail products have been tied to cancer, miscarriages, lung diseases and other ailments. But despite rising concerns about effects on worker and client health, the industry continues to fight regulations. This week, the New York Times is running an investigative series on th...
Following a year of disturbing new coverage on the dangerous health effects of working on tobacco farms, 35 House Democrats have officially requested that the Obama administration prohibit children from this hazardous form of work. The Democratic legislators, led by Representatives David Cicill...
Last month the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa reported the death of technician who specialized in bathtub refinishing; the worker died from inhaling vapors from a paint stripping product. The Center for Disease Control designates this as an instance of fatal exposure to Methylene...
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the Department of Labor recently announced a $2 million solicitation to fund an extensive program aimed at reducing child labor in the home production of Afghan rugs. Qualifying organizations will be awarded funding to promote efforts to reduce the worst...
Influenza can be a serious illness, especially for women who are pregnant or workers who have health problems. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly a quarter-million people are hospitalized each year from complications connected to the flu virus, and at least 36,0...
 Last week an advisory medical panel recommended that over 30 different types of cancers be covered by the Zagroda 9/11 Health Care Act for those suffering from illness as a result of Ground Zero toxins. The advisory committee says studies show a large number of cancers, including blood, digestive...