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How Stressful Work Environments Hurt Workers’ Health
The New York Times

A lot of people would not work in a place where co-workers smoke. And most people will never be faced with that decision because smoking is typically banned in the workplace on the sensible ground that secondhand smoke is dangerous to everyone.

Should long and unpredictable hours, excessive job demands, capricious management and other aspects of the modern workplace be banned on the same ground?

That is the question raised by a new study from researchers at Stanford and Harvard, who found that workplace stress is about as dangerous to one’s health as secondhand smoke.