Trade union targets caterers over cancer fumes

02 May 2001
Trade union targets caterers over cancer fumes
The GMB trade union has launched a campaign targeted at catering firms where workers are exposed to cancer-inducing fumes. It is demanding that all kitchens and catering businesses fit adequate ventilation and air-purifying systems to clean the air that chefs, waiters and other staff breathe each day. The union is responding to a report by the Health & Safety Executive that found the air in catering firms contained many substances that can cause cancer. Nigel Bryson, head of health and environment at the GMB, said: "We are very, very concerned about many workers who could well be exposed to very dangerous substances." The campaign is called Stop Cooking Up Cancer.
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