Occupational exposure to wood dust and the burden of nasopharynx and sinonasal cancer in Canada

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health – Nasopharynx cancers and sinonasal cancers are two cancers that can be caused by occupational exposure to wood dust, but there is little evidence regarding their burden in Canada. Authors of this study estimated that from 235 newly diagnosed cases of nasopharynx cancers and 245 newly diagnosed cases of sinonasal cancers, 4.6% and 4.4% were attributed to occupational exposure to wood dust, respectively.

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