Outdoor workers risk aggressive skin cancer
Those individuals who work outdoors with resultant sun exposure are at increased risk for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, new research has warned.
The results are less clear for basal cell carcinoma, another form of non-melanoma skin cancer.
Including these cancers in the accepted list of occupational diseases is currently being discussed.
For now, the authors recommend that if a squamous cell carcinoma is suspected of being caused by occupational UV exposure, it should be reported as a quasi-occupational disease under 9, paragraph 2 Social Security Statues (SGB, Sozialgesetzbuch) VII.
The authors also call for preventive measures for workers with increased occupational UV exposure.