NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK 2008:
Work can cause or aggravate many illnesses, diseases and disabilities but these are the most common work-related health problems. Stress is covered elsewhere in the pack.
The greatest single cause of work-related deaths in the UK.
Each year between 1,500 and 3,000 people in Britain develop occupational asthma. (Including asthma made worse by work, this rises to 7,000 cases a year.)
The most common form of ill health disorders at work.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or ME)
This affects some 250,000 people in Britain and is usually work-related.
These are the most common occupational illness in Britain, affecting 1 million people a year.
Noise at work
Over 1m workers are exposed to dangerous levels of noise at work.
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