Professions at Risk
Workplace chemical exposure is responsible for an estimated 25% of all cases of bladder cancer, making it the second leading cause of bladder cancer behind smoking. Generally, aromatic amines are the chemicals responsible for an increased risk. Aromatic amides appear in the products of the dye, rubber and chemical industries, as well as in hair dyes, paint, car exhaust and more. People who work in these industries are at particular risk of bladder cancer from occupational exposure.