Computer Industry Workers May Face Cancer Risks

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  4. Interesting?!
    Last time I was in computer factory there were only automatic robots in
    the hall.
    Will have our sowing mashine (the one with the two feet pedal) x-rayed
    just in case. ( We are both retired and on Medicare!)


    Have fun

    Slack use from Ulladulla.
    Stanislaw Flatto, Jul 2, 2006
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    plew Guest

    The "studies" would be more interesting if there was a comparison
    between the risks of getting cancer vs getting killed via an car.

    e.g. how many new cancer cases each year vs the 50,000+ killed each year
    in an "accident".
    plew, Jul 2, 2006
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    Lee Sau Dan Guest

    studyandjobs> Computer Industry Workers May Face Cancer Risks

    studyandjobs> or visit

    "May", and "Risks". That applies to everything.

    Tell me who in this earth isn't facing any cancer *risks*?

    That informationless title alone already suggests that the article
    being referenced would be contentless.
    Lee Sau Dan, Jul 2, 2006
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    I don't know about new cases, but last time I looked cancer
    mortality was running about 900,000 a year, according to
    CDC stats (second only to heart disease at 1.4M or so).
    It might have gone down some but I doubt it's gone down
    to 50,000.
    The Ghost In The Machine, Jul 3, 2006
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    plew Guest

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    Will have to check as the numbers for the mortality by cancer you gave is
    much more than what I've seen/read even if it includes all countries.
    From what I've noticed, it seems to me that some numbers are double counted
    for the various illnesses, diseases & etc.
    plew, Jul 3, 2006
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    According to a table of cancer death rates I found, in the US alone the
    most common forms accounted for at least 280000 deaths in 1998:

    But this comes as no surprise to me. People live longer and in better
    health than they used to, yet in the end something still has to kill us.
    Cardiovascular conditions used to be a big killer (and in many places it
    still is), but doctors are getting better at treating it. Once people
    started to live a lot longer, there is simply more time for cancer to
    develop, which will show up in the statistics. Once doctors get better
    at treating cancer, something else will suddenly become a dominant cause
    of death, because we just can't live forever.

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    Peter Jensen, Jul 3, 2006
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    tacit Guest

    At least not yet. We're working on it, though. :) (My girlfriend is
    currently pursing a Ph.D. in biomedical nanotechnology with an eye
    toward going into longevity research.)
    tacit, Jul 4, 2006
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