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Workplace skin contact with certain materials can lead to skin cancer and some materials will readily penetrate the skin and cause cancers elsewhere in the body. There are a range of materials associated with skin cancer.

Squamous cell cancer, cancer arising on the external surface of the skin, can be caused by the following:

Basal cell cancers may be caused by skin damage from the sun and are commonly seen in outdoor workers.

Updated 2014-07-29