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Indian J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Jan;11(1):3-5. doi: 10.4103/0019-5278.32456.

Occupational cancers in leather tanning industries: A short review.

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Era's Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow.


Work in leather tanning involves exposure to a wide range of chemicals. Some of these are carcinogens or suspected carcinogens. Increased risks for a number of cancers have been reported among the tannery workers. In the present review, a detailed account of lung cancer, testicular cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer among tannery workers is mentioned.


Cancer; occupational exposure; tannery

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