When it comes to cancer, most people panic. The incidence of cancer has been on the rise in recent years. In addition to genetic mutations and bad daily habits, cancer also has to do with the environment in which people live. If you spend a long time in some unhealthy environment, you will increase the risk of developing cancer, which is called “occupational cancer”.
The 30-year-old wang recently felt back pain and went to the hospital for a checkup, which turned out to be advanced lung cancer. Everyone must be wondering, “How did Wang get lung cancer when he was so young?” . Xiao Wang runs a roast duck restaurant in the city and often uses rosin to depilate ducks. The doctor speculated that this might be related to his frequent use of rosin.
Does rosin cause cancer? There is no cancer risk associated with the use of edible rosin. However, in order to save costs, some manufacturers use industrial rosin instead of edible rosin. However, industrial rosin is complex in composition and often contains toxic compounds, which will cause serious harm to the body if used for a long time. So, in addition to this occupation, what other occupations are prone to cancer? Today I’m going to talk to you about this problem.
Common occupations that are prone to cancer
(1) Rubber and plastic manufacturing workers
Because rubber, plastic, etc. are synthesized by industry, in the process of production, sawdust, dust, steam, cadmium, toxic smoke and some chemical by-products enter human body besides through respiratory tract, some may also be inhaled through the skin, which brings serious harm to workers. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rubber workers are at higher risk of cancer including leukemia, bladder cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer and stomach cancer. Plastic workers are more likely to suffer from diseases such as throat, kidney and liver cancer.
(2) Painters and painters
Because painters and paint stusers are often exposed to dyes and coatings and other materials, and these materials contain a lot of carcinogens, such as: class 1 carcinogen – benzidine, class 1 carcinogen – arsenic, -naphthalene, formaldehyde, toluene and other chemicals. According to the American Cancer Society, painters and paint stuckworkers are more likely to develop bladder cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer and myeloma.
(3) Chemical factory workers
It is well known that workers in chemical plants are exposed to a variety of dangerous chemicals on a daily basis, such as arsenic, toluene, triethanolamine, sodium nitrite and other toxic chemicals. When these raw materials are heated during industrial production, toxic chemical vapors are produced, which can make chemical factory workers more susceptible to diseases such as leukemia and lung cancer.
So how can these professionals reduce their risk of cancer? First must do their own protection work, avoid direct contact with harmful substances; The second is to timely ventilation, to reduce the concentration of harmful substances to the greatest extent; Then there is the need for regular medical check-ups to prevent and contain potential hazards.