Occupational Carcinogens

Safety Label

Some occupational cancer-causing agents such as asbestos are well known and well documented. Asbestos fibers in the air can get into the lungs and cause cancer even decades later. Many other carcinogens are present in workplaces too, though, which don’t have household names. According to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the United Kingdom, the world’s largest professional health and safety membership organization, more than 50 substances are known or probable workplace carcinogens. …

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