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Work-related cancer.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-145, 2010 May; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20036881
Abstract
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. These assessments have resulted in the monitoring of and reduction in workplace exposures to carcinogens worldwide, in some cases through the development of protective standards. Exposures to carcinogens in the workplace may not result in cancer until 15-40 years later. Prevention of exposure to newly identified carcinogens is critical in order to achieve reductions in workplace attributable cancer. Based on the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance System (NOMS) (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/surveillance/NOMS/), U.S. manufacturing workers have increased proportionate mortality to cancer before age 65. To reduce cancer in workers, preventive strategies should be used in manufacturing processes where known and potential carcinogens are used.
Keywords
Occupational-diseases; Cancer; Cancer-rates; Industrial-environment; Industrial-exposures; Industrial-factory-workers; Mortality-data; Carcinogens; Disease-prevention; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health-programs
Publication Date
20100501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-110561
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2010-145
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Manufacturing
SIC Code
NAICS-31; NAICS-32; NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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