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A Stressful Workplace Could Take 33 Years off Your Life Expectancy

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on November 3, 2015

A Stressful Workplace Could Take 33 Years off Your Life Expectancy | Jeremy Cavness | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.In one of the largest studies of its kind, causal linkage has been established between stressful, unsafe work conditions and reduced lifespan.

According to researchers from Stanford and Harvard, where you work could shave years or even decades off of your life.

While the past fifty years have seen certain American populations living much longer, 1950's life expectancies persist in other groups.

Education and income are good measures of life expectancy. People with poor education miss out on access to the best jobs, experiencing substandard healthcare and other workplace benefits as a result.

This is the first study to specifically link workplace stress and accelerated mortality, as it falls along lines like gender, race, and education. The publishers of the study highlight this data as a call for healhier workplace standards for people with little education.

Read full article at The Independent.

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