This article presents information on the types of carcinogens that one may be exposed to through their occupation
For example: The ‘National Agency for Research on Cancer’ (IARC) has classified more than sixty disease causing carcinogens and there are at least 10,000 cases of cancer in males each year.
Highest cancer causing exposure:
The cancer which is most strongly linked to occupational disease is ‘mesothelioma’; accounting for 80-90% of occupational cancer in men exposed to asbestos.
2nd highest cancer causing exposure:
The second most strongly related occupational disease is cancer of the nasal cavity and sinuses which accounts for approximately 34% of occupational disease.
3rd highest cancer causing epxosure:
And thirdly – lung cancer accounts for approximately 17% of deaths in males and up to 5% in females exposed to occupational carcinogenics. The most predominant substances that cause occupation-related lung cancer are: metals, arsenic, radon, asbestos, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
For a comprehensive list of cancer causing toxins –