Occupations and Lung Cancer


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Occupations and Lung Cancer
Introduction According to NIOSH, scientific research has shown an association between workplace exposure and cancer. They report that occupation accounts for approximately 20,000 cancer deaths and 40,000 new cases of cancer each year. Work-related malignant conditions can arise from a variety of exposures. From 1972 through 2003, the IARC Monograph Program published 83 volumes, representing evaluations of more than 880 substances, complex mixtures, and industrial processes. Of these, 89 have been classified as definite human carcinogens, 64 as probable, and 264 as possible human carcinogens (IARC 2003). Two definite causes of lung cancer are asbestos exposure in workers of mining and milling, as a by-product of...
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