Agent Name

Occupational exposure as a painter

Major Category

Other Classes


Exposures, Complex


"There is little information on specific work settings. . . . Data from studies carried out since the previous evaluations of painters still involve primarily painters who were exposed in the 1960s and the 1970s before many changes in paint components had taken effect." [Reference #1]


A Group 1 carcinogen: cancer of the lung and bladder and pleural mesothelioma; [Reference #1] For non-cancer diseases associated with painting, see the three painting jobs.

Reference Link

IARC 2012: Occupational Exposure as a Painter

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

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Toxicity Information

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Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: