Skin Cancer causing factors

Substance

Where this can be found

How to avoid

Arsenic

Pesticides, wood preservatives, alloy additive non-ferrous metals.

Use protective clothing when working with arsenic substances

Creosote

Wood preservative

Use protective clothing when working with  creosote substances

Ionizing radiation

Ionizing radiation is specific industrial sterilization sources

Limit exposure if possible. Wear a dosimeter while working with radiation.

Sunlight

Summer, and when on a sun holiday.

Avoid strong sunlight, especially at midday. Wear protective clothing to protect your skin. Cover exposed skin with sunscreen of factor 15 or higher.

Tar

Coal tar

Use protective clothing

Glutaraldehyde

Glutaraldehyde is used as a disinfectant. It is also can be found in X-ray films.

Use protective clothing when dealing with glutaraldehyde. Work only in well-ventilated areas.

Soot

Black particles of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of coal, oil, wood, or other fuels

Use protective clothing

Pitch

It is made by the destructive distillation of wood or coal tar

Use protective clothing

Asphalt

Sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid that is present in most crude petroleum and in some natural deposits

Use protective clothing

Paraffin wax

A member of the alkenes series

Use Gloves

Smoking

Smoking cigarettes increase your risk of cell carcinoma

Quit smoking

Creosote

The product of Coal tar

Use protective clothing

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