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About occupational cancer

Cancer can be caused by substances, or mixtures of substances, called 'carcinogens'. Occupational cancer can be caused through prolonged exposure to carcinogens in the workplace.

What does this website provide?

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people's health at risk and can lead to a number of occupational diseases including cancer. This website provides:

Cancer and carcinogens


Visit the Cancer Research UK website for more information on cancer and its causes.

Updated: 2020-07-31