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Occupational cancer

Currently, occupational cancer accounts for around 8000 deaths and a further 14,000 cancer registrations annually.  A study looking at the burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain provides an updated estimate of the current burden of occupational cancer due to exposure to cancer causing agents that occurred in the past and explores the future cancer burden due to occupation.  This work has helped HSE to develop priorities for future activity and these priority agents/occupations are:

Updated 2014-05-21