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Cancer

21 July 2010

Painters at risk of bladder cancer

Professional painters may face an increased risk for bladder cancer, and that risk seems to rise with the number of years they work, a new study suggests.

Professional painters may face an increased risk for bladder cancer, and that risk seems to rise with the number of years they work, a new study suggests.

While there was some evidence that female painters were more likely to develop bladder cancer than male painters, only four of the studies included separate results for women.

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