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Work-Related Cancer

May 2010
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2010-145
cover of 2010-145

Past estimates indicate that about 4% of cancer deaths in the U.S. are caused by occupational exposures; currently this is thought to underestimate the true burden of occupational cancer.1 Many of the studies that reported on the health effects of carcinogens were conducted in manufacturing.

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