Rubber

Excess death from MM was noted in rubber workers from Akron, Ohio.91 Similar findings were reported in a large study including 1352 white and 438 nonwhite male workers in rubber-manufacturing industry in the United States with excess bladder cancer (RR of 2.1), esophageal cancer (2.7), and MM (4.5).92 Exposure to butadiene was associated with an increased risk of leukemia and Hodgkin's disease, while MM and lymphomas are associated with exposure to styrene.93 However, three large studies did not find MM to be one of the cancers affecting rubber workers.94-96

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