Re: Concerned about working with carcinogens

From:Lesley Weston

on 09/07/2002 6:50 AM, Horn, Hazel V at 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.
> Namaste!
> Hazel

Let's hope you stay well. Good luck.

Lesley Weston.

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