Occupational carcinogens and cancer in children

Mana Mann, Philip J. Landrigan

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This chapter reviews two aspects of the literature relating childhood cancer to occupational exposures. First, we review published reports that examine associations between childhood cancer and parental exposures to carcinogens in the workplace. In the first portion of this chapter, we consider maternal as well as paternal exposures to occupational carcinogens in several different windows of time – preconception (more than 1 year prior to birth), periconception (3 months before and after conception), during pregnancy, and postnatally. Then in the second portion of this chapter, we examine the emerging literature on the health consequences of child workers' occupational exposures to carcinogens in the workplace. Here we consider carcinogenic hazards confronting youth workers in the United States (US) as well as those confronting child laborers in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOccupational Cancers
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781447128250
ISBN (Print)9781447128243
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Childhood hematolymphoid malignancies
  • Children
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Maternal occupational exposure
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Occupational cancer
  • Paternal occupational exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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