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Can You Get Multiple Myeloma On the Job???

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According to the WHO, there are as many as 107 classified chemical agents, mixtures and exposure situations which are carcinogenic-some for multiple myeloma

Can your job give you multiple myeloma (MM)? Yes, but its complicated. Your job can increase your risk of a multiple myeloma diagnosis by exposing you to certain chemicals. But it is difficult to prove that exposure to chemicals caused your MM.

I worked in a commercial printing plant during the five years preceding my MM diagnosis. I was exposed to benzene, the number 1 risk factor listed in the article below. I also worked in a stressful job and had several other risk factors that increased my risk of MM… so I can never be sure. I’m pretty sure that benzene pushed me toward multiple myeloma but I can’t say it caused my cancer.
According to the illustration to the left, there are a number of risks associated with a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Do you have any of these risks?

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David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
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  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Can your job give you cancer?

“Some people are genetically predisposed to cancer, while others increase their risk through lifestyle factors such as unhealthy diet, smoking and drinking.

But environmental factors, though smaller, can also play a role in the increase of your risk for cancer. According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that 19% of cancers worldwide are caused by environmental factors such as the workplace, causing nearly 1.3 million deaths yearly.

Risk factors

According to the WHO, there are as many as 107 classified chemical agents, mixtures and exposure situations which are carcinogenic (cancer-causing) to humans.

According to CANSA, the following chemicals are the most common in South African occupations:

  • Benzene (workers who work with petrochemical compounds such as diesel fumes)
  • Hexavalent chromium (workers who work with compounds including electroplating, welding, and chromate painting)
  • Formaldehyde  (workers in synthetic chemical industries and in beauty salons)
  • Coke oven emissions (steel industry workers)
  • Asphalt fumes  (road tar workers)

These occupations were found to increase cancer risk:

1. Workers in the agricultural sector

Exposure to the sun increases the risk of skin cancer, but contact with pesticides and fertiliser can also significantly increase cancer risk…”

 

 

 

 

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