Occupational exposure as a painter

Agent Name
Occupational exposure as a painter
Major Category
Other Uses
Exposures, Complex
"There is little information on specific work settings. . . . Data from studies carried out since the previous evaluations of painters still involve primarily painters who were exposed in the 1960s and the 1970s before many changes in paint components had taken effect." [Reference #1]
A Group 1 carcinogen: cancer of the lung and bladder and pleural mesothelioma; [Reference #1] "These evaluations were typically produced at a time when the available data provided a clear indication of increased cancer risk in an occupational group, but not enough information to identify a causal agent. While such broadly defined carcinogenic agents can lead to general industrial hygiene interventions, provide support to compensate exposed workers and stimulate research to identify specific causes, they have limited utility for informing specific prevention activities and may be affected by changes in process, materials and exposure levels over time." [PMID 29769352] For non-cancer diseases associated with painting, see the three painting jobs.
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Adverse Effects

IARC Carcinogen

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: