Factores ambientales (exposicion UV, radon, radiacion)

Factores ambientales (exposicion UV, radon, radiacion)


All About Sun Safety

Sun (UVA and UVB rays) exposure can predispose to all types of skin cancers (melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell cancers). Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but being "sun smart" can reduce your risk.

Dark Skinned Individuals and Skin Cancer Risk

Brown skinned individuals, including black, Asian, Latino and Native Americans, often have a false sense of security when it comes to skin cancer risk. While it is true that darker skinned individuals have a lower risk of skin cancer, they are not immune.

Sun Exposure and Cancer Risk

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, either by natural sunlight or tanning beds, can lead to skin cancer. Learn about sun safety and checking your skin to detect problems early.

Radon and Lung Cancer

Most people are aware that smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. However, you may not know that the second leading cause of lung cancer — radon - may be lurking, undetected, in your basement.

Asbestos and Cancer Risk

"Asbestos" refers to a group of minerals that are made up of thin fibers. Asbestos fibers remain in the lungs for a long time, causing inflammation, which can develop into cancer.

Medical Testing Using Radiation and Cancer Risk

There has been much talk in the media about the risk of developing cancer due to radiation exposure from radiology tests. While there have not been studies following people over time to assess for cancer risk, there are studies on the amount of radiation received in these tests.

Cancer Risks Related to Occupational Exposures

Certain occupational exposures are known to increase cancer risk. These include hydrocarbons, heavy metals, mustard gas and chemicals used in leather, rubber and woodworking industries.

Veterans, Military Service, and Cancer Risk

This article provides an overview of increased risk factors for cancer diagnosis in veterans as well as types of exposure and cancers associated with this exposure. Information regarding accessing health care and disability support services through the Veterans Administration (VA) is also provided.

9/11 Exposure and Cancer Risk

This article provides an overview of services available to first responders and other civilians living/working near ground zero in New York City and first responders at the Pentagon and Shanksville who may have been exposed to hazardous materials during and after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and may have developed cancer and/or other health and mental health conditions.

Radiation Exposure in the Workplace

Information for people in professions that may be at increased risk for cancer due to occupational radiation exposure, including medical radiologic technicians, aircrews, radium dial luminisers, underground hard-rock miners, Chernobyl clean-up workers, nuclear weapons test participants, and nuclear industry workers.


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