Independent report

Cadmium and genito-urinary cancers: IIAC position paper 24

A review of the risk of genitor-urinary cancer in work involving exposure to cadmium.


Cadmium and genito-urinary cancers

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The council reviewed the occupational literature following suggestions of an association between non-occupational cadmium exposure and bladder cancer.

After reviewing the evidence, the council concluded that while there may be some evidence that cadmium exposed workers had more risk of genito-urinary cancers, overall there was insufficient evidence to recommend changes to the list of prescribed diseases for which people can claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Published 2 April 2009