This continually-updated, annotated bibliography covers over three decades of occupational cancer research. It is the work of Hazards magazine, the Alliance for Cancer Prevention and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
Hazards is an independent campaigning workers’ health magazine and the recipient of major international awards for journalism and its high profile public health and occupational health role. Editor Rory O’Neill is also a professor in Stirling University’s Occupational Health and Environment Research Group, and adviser to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Co-worker Jawad Qasrawi is an accomplished photojournalist, whose work has also been used by organisations including the BBC, The Guardian, The Open University, and the Daily Express.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the global voice of the world’s working people. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. Its global health and safety work is coordinated by Anabella Rosemberg.
The Alliance for Cancer Prevention was formed in 2009 and is a multi-stakeholder group which includes representatives from; NGOs, environmental and occupational health organisations, trade unions, public health advocates and civil society groups. The Alliance endeavours to ensure the cancer establishment acknowledges the environmental and occupational risk factors for cancers, and recognises that the best way to end the cancer epidemic is to prevent the exposures that cause these cancers in the first place. The Alliance is co-ordinated by Helen Lynn.
The annotated work cancer bibliography was developed with support from the University of Liverpool Changing Cultures research fund and the University of Stirling Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group.
Front page photos, courtesy of Maria Sciandra, Jawad Qasrawi, Noor Jehan and Jan Nimmo.