APHA Adopts University of Stirling’s Breast Cancer Risk Resolution

APHA Adopts University of Stirling’s Breast Cancer Risk Resolution
The most influential public health organization in the world, the American Public Health Association (APHA), recently adopted the University of Stirling's pioneering solution for the increased risk of breast cancer among women in certain occupations. The publication, titled "Breast Cancer and Occupation: A Need for Action," was created by Drs. James Brophy and Margaret Keith of the University's Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group (OEHRG). APHA's assimilation of the new resolution is a leap of progress in public health policy, as it underscores the need for effective primary prevention and strengthened commitment to research on occupational health in the United Kingdom and North America - the world's leading countries in breast cancer rates. “Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women across the globe but the majority of women do not have the known or suspected risk factors, therefore more attention to the exposures and hazards faced by women at work is required," said Dr. Brophy in a news release, as occupational health remains one of the most neglected facets of medical research today. Several occupations have been known to increase women's risk of developing breast cancer, such as metalworking, bars and gambling workplaces and the manufacture of tinned food, rubber and plastics. Dr. Brophy
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