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Be safe at work

Your work environment may expose you to harmful chemicals or radiation that are linked to cancer. These cancer-causing substances are called carcinogens. Scientific evidence tells us that being exposed to carcinogens on the job is responsible for a small percentage of cancers.

Since higher exposure means greater cancer risk, the most important thing you can do to prevent cancer is to avoid being around these harmful substances – or reduce the time you’re around them.

Find out what you can do to protect yourself at work, and learn more about what kind of substances are harmful to your health.

Protect yourself


Asbestos


Formaldehyde


Radiation


Sun and UV


Shift work and the circadian rhythm


Pesticides


Other

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