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The Most Common (and Controversial) Risk Factors for Blood Cancer

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21. Workplace

The workplace is listed by the American Cancer Society as uncertain, unproven, or controversial risk factor for developing ALL. But if your job location exposes you to diesel, gasoline, pesticides, and possible carcinogenic chemicals for a long period of time, you may be at higher risk of ALL. Research investigating a direct link between this type of cancer and the workplace is still being conducted.

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