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Are chemists more liekey to get cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Not necessarily

It depends on the chemical and extent of exposure to the chemical.
Sodium chloride is a chemical but working with it does not increase risk of cancer. Exposure to benzene is associated with leukemias. Arsenic exposure increases skin cancer, others are: radon, polycyclic hydrocarbons, cadmium - lung cancer, aniline dyes - bladder cancer, etc.

In brief: Not necessarily

It depends on the chemical and extent of exposure to the chemical.
Sodium chloride is a chemical but working with it does not increase risk of cancer. Exposure to benzene is associated with leukemias. Arsenic exposure increases skin cancer, others are: radon, polycyclic hydrocarbons, cadmium - lung cancer, aniline dyes - bladder cancer, etc.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joseph Moza
Surgery

In brief: Not necessarily

It depends on the kind of chemicals they are exposed to, the duration of exposure.
The proper use of the safety measures. At the end their risks could mirror the risks of th2 population at large.

In brief: Not necessarily

It depends on the kind of chemicals they are exposed to, the duration of exposure.
The proper use of the safety measures. At the end their risks could mirror the risks of th2 population at large.
Dr. Joseph Moza
Dr. Joseph Moza
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