Jobs Cause Cancer For Thousands of Americans Each Year | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog


Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire According to NIOSH, “Based on well-documented associations between occupational exposures and cancer, it is estimated that approximately 20,000 cancer deaths and 40,000 new cases of cancer each year in the U.S. are attributable to occupation.”  The report comments that studies done on animals make it clear that millions of Americans are exposed to carcinogens in the workplace environment. A person’s risk of developing a particular cancer is influenced by a combination of factors that interact in ways that are not fully understood. Some of the factors include: Personal characteristics such as age, sex, and…

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