The night shift

Shift workers, those who work between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am, make up 17% of our workforce.

How unhealthy is shift work?
Night shift workers are more likely to be heavier and have high cholesterol.
Night shift workers are more likely to start smoking during their careers, and have a 25% increased risk of lung cancer.
Night shift workers have a 33% increased risk of colon cancer.
Night shift workers have an 11% increased risk of early death compared to day shift workers.
Night shift workers have a 20% increased risk of dying of a heart attack.
Night shift workers have a 42% increased risk of Type II Diabetes.
Night shift workers have been found in studies to have advanced cognitive decline, with decreased ability to problem solve.
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