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cancer, exposure, occupational, environmental health, primary prevention, policy, public health


Nearly 13 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occur worldwide each year; 63% of cancer deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. A substantial portion of all cancers are attributable to carcinogenic exposures in the environment and the workplace.

The objective of this study was to develop an evidence-based global vision and strategy for the primary prevention of environmental and occupational cancer.

The study concluded that opportunities exist to revitalize comprehensive global cancer control policies by incorporating primary interventions against environmental and occupational carcinogens.

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121 Environmental Health Perspectives 420 (2013).


Disorders of Environmental Origin | Environmental Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion