Archive Article: 2001/10/26

26 October 2001

Danger lurks beneath farmings surface

Farms can be dangerous places. Despite the industrys urban image of providing fresh air and plenty of healthy, physical exercise, farming continues to top the league for injuries and death.

Now there is the increasing threat of occupational asthma which affects up to 300,000 people a year in farming and ancillary industries, warns the Health and Safety Executive. The campaign to cut the incidence of this debilitating condition deserves full support.

During these difficult times, when minds can become distracted by bank balances, its even more important to put health and safety advice into practice.

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