Work and cancer

'Cancer' is a term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. The term cancer covers a range of different diseases. There are a number of well-known sets of circumstances which have demonstrated the link between some occupational exposures and some types of cancer.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer is the cancer agency of the World Health Organization and provides detailed reviews and classifications of known or potential carcinogens.

General information

Specific carcinogens

Exposure standards


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