Launch of first global estimates of non-melanoma skin cancer due to working in the sun

According to the latest estimates from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates, in 2019, almost 20,000 workers died due to non-melanoma skin cancer after being exposed to working in the sun. This burden is preventable. As stated by Dr Tedros, nobody should get cancer at work.

An article reporting the estimates was released in Environment International.

More information on the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates can be found at