Occupational Cancer and the NIOSH Carcinogen Policy: Guest Column by Paul Schulte...NIOSH Education and Information Division

"In the 21st century, occupational cancer is still a significant cause of morbidity, mortality, and societal burden. While the number of current workers at risk of occupational cancer is not known precisely, the number of workers exposed to OSHA regulated carcinogens is still in the millions and the size of the population with past exposure is in the tens of millions. Estimates of the fraction of cancers attributable to occupation vary.

Source : NIOSH eNews,  Volume 8 Number 12 April 2011 :

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/enews/enewsV8N12.html

 

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