NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Has an employer ever asked you to do something that violated your code of ethics as a safety professional?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    Study suggests link between shift work and ovarian cancer

    March 20, 2013

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Seattle – Shift work may be associated with a higher risk of ovarian cancer, according to a study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

    Researchers compared shift work histories of 1,101 women with an advanced form of ovarian cancer, 389 with borderline tumors and 1,832 women without cancer. Women working a night shift had a higher risk of invasive and borderline tumors, the study abstract states.

    The risk was highest for women 50 or older, and lower for women who preferred being active in the evening rather than the morning. However, the study did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between shift work and cancer.

    The study was published in the April issue of the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.