Long working hours increasing deaths from heart disease & stroke: WHO, ILO

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Working 55 or more hours per week is associated with an estimated 35% higher risk of a stroke and a 17% higher risk of dying from ischemic heart disease, compared to working 35-40 hours a week. This work-related disease burden is particularly significant in men - about 72% of deaths occurred among males. “Working 55 hours or more per week is a serious health hazard,” added Dr Maria Neira, at WHO.

Source(s): WHO