Re: Concerned about working with carcinogens
on 09/07/2002 6:50 AM, Horn, Hazel V at HornHV@archildrens.org wrote:
> I am concerned about the hazardous/carcinogenic materials we use every day.
Did Charles Culling also die from cancer?
Yes, lung cancer. But he was a heavy smoker, so it is widely assumed, even
by other histologists, that it was smoking that killed him.
> I also know several techs I have worked with or been trained by to die from
> cancer. Coincidence?? Maybe, maybe not. I personally have breast
> cancer, estrogen negative. I firmly believe my chosen profession
> contributed to this condition. Can I prove it?? No. Have I stopped
> working in the field?? No. I take all the precautions I can to protect
> myself. Being a supervisor limits the exposure I get. I love this field.
> I have received much personal satisfaction from my job through the years.
> For now I am well, or as they say, NED. No evidence of disease. Life
> is unpredictable. Do the most you can to protect yourself and your
> coworkers and hope for the best.
Let's hope you stay well. Good luck.
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