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How can exposure to toxins cause skin cancer?

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Working around chemicals like arsenic, and exposure to radiation, can damage skin cells and increase your chances of getting skin cancer

From: What Causes Skin Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Vital Signs: Melanoma Incidence and Mortality Trends and Projections -- United States, 1982-2030.”

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “What is Cancer?”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions, Skin cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

Melanoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Vital Signs: Melanoma Incidence and Mortality Trends and Projections -- United States, 1982-2030.”

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “What is Cancer?”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions, Skin cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

Melanoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

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