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What past jobs have the highest cancer rates?

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health notes that at least 5-8% of cancers throughout the world are attributable to the prolonged exposure to carcinogens in the work environment.

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Lung cancer alone kills as much as 150,000 people every year as per the American Lung Association

It was also suggested that about 15% of these victims have had lung cancer as a result of direct exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos, silica, radon, dust, and other environmental pollutants on the job. People with the following occupations are known to be associated with the highest risk of developing cancer:

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