ABC of­fice aban­doned

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

THE ABC build­ing in the Bris­bane sub­urb of Toowong will be aban­doned with­out know­ing the cause of a high in­ci­dence of breast can­cer cases among women staff mem­bers.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion by a re­view panel was con­ducted af­ter 12 women were di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in the past 11 years.

Eight of the women worked in the news­room and most had been there for more than five years.

The study showed women who worked at the of­fice re­ported breast can­cer at a rate 11 times higher than the gen­eral work­ing com­mu­nity.

ABC boss Mark Scott said this was an ‘un­usu­ally high in­ci­dence’ when com­pared to the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion, but the panel was un­able to find any link to the work en­vi­ron­ment or t e c h n o l o g y i n u s e at the site.

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