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Occupational Groups or Jobs Linked to Carcinogen Exposure
"""What are some instances of occupational exposures that have been linked to carcinogen exposure?

The following table includes examples of professions and occupational categories that are more likely to have been exposed to carcinogens. Please be aware that while this list was put together using data from reliable sources, it is not exhaustive. It displays connections between professions and common cancer-causing compounds that may have been utilized at work that have been noted in the literature. One does not always get cancer after being exposed to a carcinogen. More details are available in the OSH Answers on Occupational Cancer. Several Occupational Groups or Occupations Linked to Carcinogens Occupational groups and occupations that are exposed Unknown Substance aerospace and aviation industries beryllium compounds, beryllium, and asbestos radiation from ions aluminum manufacturing fragrant amines; volatiles in pitch cement sector using asbestos manufacturing of auramine from asbestos 2-Naphthylamine; auramine Pigments factory personnel for batteries Combinations of cadmium and cadmium extraction and processing of beryllium compounds made of beryllium and beryllium production and repair of boots and shoes Benzene, leather dust, and other solvents Bus and truck drivers, dock workers, gas station attendants, mechanics, excavating machine operators, qualified drivers, railroad employees, and those employed in the transportation sector exhaust from a diesel engine Working with cadmium-copper alloys; Employees at a cadmium smelter Combinations of cadmium and cadmium Furniture and cabinet building; carpentry and joinery Wood ash ceramic manufacturing Cobalt and its derivatives Rubber and chemical industries Isoprene, 1,3-butadiene, and aromatic amines chemical business Acrylamide, Acetamide, Benzene plants that produce chromium; manufacture of chromium ferroalloies compound chromium (VI) Coke manufacturing and coal gasification tar from coal and tar fumes; aromatic hydrocarbons that are polycyclic (PAHs) Workers in construction, insulation, and maintenance Glass wool; asbestos crystalline silica; Diisocyanates of toluene Air drying Tetrachloroethylene; Carbon Tetrachloride Trichloroethylene manufacturing of dyes and pigments Aromatic amines (such as 4-aminobiphenyl and 2-naphthylamine); Benzidine; chemicals containing cadmium; compound chromium (VI) producing electrical capacitors Phosphorous-based biphenyls (PCBs) electronic manufacturing and industries compounds made of beryllium and beryllium; Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) (methylene chloride) methods for electroplating Combinations of cadmium and cadmium fabricating fabrics (heat-resistant) porcelain fibers (refractory; respirable) Firefighters aromatic hydrocarbons that are polycyclic (PAHs) Insulators for furnaces porcelain fibers (refractory; respirable) restorers of furniture Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) (methylene chloride) glass manufacturing Cobalt and its derivatives Barbers and hairdressers Propellants, aromatic amine- and amino-phenol-based dyes, aerosols, and dyes; Solvents mining of hematite and uranium Radon offspring; silica (crystalline) manufacturing of herbicides sodium salts of polychlorophenols and related compounds Hospitals ethanol oxide founding of iron and steel Formaldehyde; Metal fumes; PAHs; Silica (crystalline) production of isopropanol using a strong acid method Diisopropyl sulfate; Isopropyl oils; Sulfuric acid Jewellers compounds made of beryllium and beryllium Leather manufacturing including tanning Polychlorophenols and their sodium salts, Chromium (VI) compounds Magenta manufacture Magenta; 4,4´-Methylene bis(2-methylaniline); ortho-Nitrotoluene; ortho-Toluidine Manufacture of pottery, paper, paint and cosmetics Talc containing asbestiform fibres Metal degreasing Tetrachloroethylene; Trichloroethylene Metals industry Strong-inorganic mists containing sulfuric acid Mineral processing Acrylamide Miners (including underground) Cobalt and cobalt compounds; X- radiation, gamma-radiation Mining and milling Asbestos Mining of ores containing arsenic Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds Nickel refining and smelting; Welding Nickel and nickel compounds; Welding fumes Nonferrous metal smelting Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds Nuclear industry; Clean-up workers following nuclear accidents Beryllium and beryllium compounds; X- radiation, gamma-radiation Outdoor workers Solar radiation Paint stripping; Cleaning and degreasing Dichloromethane (methylene chloride); 1,2,3-Trichloropropane Perfume preparation; Epoxy resin formulations; Styrene glycol production; Manufacture of cosmetics, surface coatings, agricultural and biological chemicals Styrene-7,8-oxide Petroleum refining and distribution Acrylamide; PAHs; Benzene; Diesel fuel, marine; Fuel oils, residual (heavy); Gasoline Pharmaceutical production Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) Plastics industries Acetaldehyde; Acetamide; Acrylonitrile; Ethyl acrylate; Isoprene; Special purpose glass fibres (respirable); Styrene; Vinyl acetate Plating and engraving; Lithography; Photography Chromium (VI) compounds Plutonium workers X-radiation, gamma-radiation Polyester resin manufacture; Production of packaging materials and fibreglass-reinforced polyester Styrene Printing processes Inks; Solvents Processing of copper and nickel ore Cobalt and cobalt compounds Production and use of resins, glycerin and propylene-based rubbers Epichlorohydrin Production of art glass, glass containers, and pressed ware Arsenic; Antimony oxides; Asbestos; Lead; PAHs; Silica (crystalline) Production of polyvinyl chloride and co-polymers Vinyl chloride Production, packaging, and use of arsenic-containing pesticides Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds Radiologists and technologists; Radium-dial painters X-radiation, gamma-radiation Sheep dip manufacture Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds Sheet-metal workers Asbestos Shiftwork that involves circadian disruption -- Ship builders Ceramic fibres (refractory; respirable); Toluene diisocyanates Shipyard workers Asbestos Stainless-steel welding Chromium (VI) compounds Steel and lumber industries Acrylamide Sugar production Acrylamide Textile manufacturing/industries Acrylonitrile; Textile dust in manufacturing process; Dyes and solvents in dyeing and printing operations; Formaldehyde Water and wastewater treatment Acrylamide; Chromium (VI) compounds Wood manufacturing Pentachlorophenol; Polychlorophenols and their sodium salts Wood preservation Chromium (VI) compounds; Pentachlorophenol Wool fibre production Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds Workers in bars and restaurants Tobacco smoke Adapted from: Boffetta, P, et al. Current perspectives on occupational cancer risks. International journal of occupational and environmental health, Vol. 1, no. 4 (1995). p. 315-325 Carex: Most Common Occupational Exposures to IARC Agents - Ontario/British Columbia, Canada 2001 Census Data - 09-Jan-08 Occupational Medicine Clinical Update - Occupational Carcinogens - What makes it on the list. Fall 2005 - Occupational Health Workers for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) Siemiatycki, J, et al. Listing occupational carcinogens. Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 112, no. 15 (2004). p. 1447-1459"""

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