Health | Cancers: pesticides, asbestos, pollution… When work kills

Since 2017, a research group, Giscop 84, has been working in Avignon on the incidence of hematological cancers. Its first results show that the majority of patients have been exposed to toxic substances in their career

By Delphine Tanguy, Éric Goubert and Laurent d’Ancona

For forty years, she listened to them in her small office in downtown Vedène (84). And like so many others in France, she saw an increase among her patients in the number of cancers, autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders… “It disturbed me for a long time, I didn’t have the answers to my questions” , remembers Dr. Mireille Lambertin. A militant commitment. And this is how she one day became interested in the work of Annie Thébaud-Mony (read below), this public health sociologist who, in Seine-Saint-Denis, had created, twenty years ago, the first Scientific interest group on cancers of origin

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