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Can certain chemicals cause lung cancer?

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Some other chemicals can increase your risk as well. People who work with asbestos or are exposed to uranium dust or the radioactive gas radon are more likely to get lung cancer, especially if they smoke.

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National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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