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Examples of agents that cause skin cancer and occupations where they occur

Agents Type of work
UV rays from the sun Outdoor work
Coal tar and derivatives Coal tar handling, coal gasification, coal tar distillation
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Petroleum refining, coal tar distillation
Ionising radiation Radiation-related work
Arsenic Metal ore handling and smelting, pesticide manufacturing
Coke Coke processing
Soot Chimney cleaning
Updated 2014-07-29