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Cancer risks among workers exposed to chloroprene.
Ann NY Acad Sci 1976 May; 271(1):91-93
A review of health records and death certificates for duPont Corporation employees exposed to chloroprene revealed no carcinogenic risk associated with chloroprene (126998). Studies in the Yerevan region of Russia indicated a considerably higher risk of skin cancer and lung cancer for persons working with chloroprene. NIOSH is initiating in cooperation with the duPont Corporation to provide better estimates of the role of chloroprene as a carcinogen.
NIOSH-Author; Occupational-exposure; Synthetic-rubber-manufacturing; Chemical-industry; Carcinogenicity; Epidemiology
Issue of Publication
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division