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10 Jobs That Increase Your Risk Of Cancer
Boldsky | 2nd Jun, 2019 02:22 PM

Can your workplace cause health problems? Yes. According to the American Cancer Society reports, your workplace can cause you cancer. People working in certain professions, such as flight attendants, are more likely to develop health problems such as skin and breast cancer when compared to those working in other occupations.

The exposure to different kinds of radiation and chemicals exposure to too much sunlight or disruption in circadian rhythms affect your health adversely, thereby increasing your risks of developing cancer .

Read on to know the different types of job that increase your risk of cancer.

Jobs That Increase Your Risk Of Cancer 1. Construction workers

One of the most common types of cancer affecting construction workers is skin cancer. Being exposed to long hours of sunlight can damage their skin and increase the risk of cancer. Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung is the other type of cancer risk affecting the construction workers. Caused due to asbestos inhalation, it is commonly reported in industrial workers dealing with asbestos .

2. Rubber manufacturers

Exposed to chemicals, chemical vapours, dust and other by-products, workers in rubber manufacturing have the risk of developing stomach, lung and bladder cancers. According to the reports developed by Center for Disease Control and Prevention, people working in this industry are also prone to leukaemias and lymphomas as well. This is due to the absorption of carcinogens through the skin that affects the individual on the cellular level .

3. Recycling workers

The cheap and disposable electronics of the new world are a boon to your pockets but these are extremely hazardous to one's health. Recycling works require individuals to crack open electronics and other hazardous materials, making them exposed to heavy metal toxicity. This continuous exposure to these heavy metals increases your risk of kidney, liver, lung and nasal cancer .

4. Farmers

According to a study conducted on exploring the impact farming had on increasing the risks of developing cancer in women, it was ascertained that women working in agriculture had a 35% higher risk than someone not working in agriculture. Also, the prevalence of lung cancer due to the overexposure to engine exhaust, pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemical elements increase the risk of lymphomas, leukaemias, and several other cancers.

5. Hairstylists

According to the National Cancer Institute, the individuals working in the hair industry are overexposed to the chemicals found in hair colours and dyes. This, in the long run, can lead towards cancers of the bladder, larynx and lungs .

6. Mechanics

Exposed to various types of carcinogens, people working with car engines and parts are prone to the risk of developing leukaemia. Working with asbestos, petroleum and similar things make them susceptible to mesothelioma as well.

7. Manicurists and pedicurists

Various studies and reports have pointed out the risks of working in the beauty care industry. Lymphoma and myeloma are the most common types of cancers reported, which is caused due to the overexposure of chemicals used for painting, cleaning and hardening nails. Formalin and titanium dioxide used in nail polishes and powders on being inhaled can decrease your immunity as well .

8. Miners

The diesel exhaust alone can be regarded as being the major cause of cancer. The dust accumulated in one's lungs during the process of working can increase your risk of cancer and black lung disease (the lung tissue gets blackened, inflamed, develops fibroid masses).

9. Flight crew

The overexposure to UV and cosmic radiation is the major cause of cancer in individuals working in high altitudes. The most common type of cancer reported is malignant cancer (skin cancer), which develops as a mutation in the pigment-carrying cells of our skin .

10. Shift workers

People who work the night shifts have a high risk of developing cancer due to the disruption caused in the circadian rhythm. When you are working the night shifts, your body's sleep cycle and normal functionings are disrupted, resulting in the risk of developing breast cancer. It poses a risk of lung cancer in men, as well as an increased risk of death from heart and blood vessel diseases .

On A Final Note...

According to the American Cancer Society, the rate of workplace-related cancers has dropped in the past few decades; due to the increase in safety regulations. However, if you think your job is causing any health problem, go to a doctor immediately .

   
 
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