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At Risk Jobs / Chemical Exposure

Exposure to certain chemicals can cause brain cancer. The exposure may occur by breathing in the chemicals, drinking contaminated water, working with the chemicals, or living near a factor that uses or produces the chemicals.

At Risk Jobs include working in/with:

 PVC manufacturing (Polyvinyl chloride)
Automobile
Construction
Glass
Furniture
Plastics manufacturing
Rubber manufacturing
Firefighters (also exposed to acrylonitrile and formaldehyde)

Other chemical implicated with brain cancer include:

lubricating oil
acrylonitrile
vinyl chloride
polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons [PAHs]
phenolic compounds [phenol, chlorophenols, cresol,
   resorcinol, hydroquinone, and quinone]
hexamethylenetetramine
coal tar
carbon tetrachloride
methylene chloride
tetrachloroethylene
benzene
toluene
PCBs
Acrylates
Acrylonitrile
diesel exhaust
gasoline

welding fumes
dyes
pigments
organochlorine pesticides
N-nitroso compounds
formaldehyde.

If you or a loved one has worked in any of the trades or with any of the above chemicals.

Find out more about…
Studies Demonstrating Chemicals Cause Brain Cancer  

 

 

 

 

 

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