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Table 5 Estimated annual number of cancer cases from select environmental carcinogens in Ontario (rounded to nearest 10)

From: An approach to estimating the environmental burden of cancer from known and probable carcinogens: application to Ontario, Canada

Carcinogen Mean Range
Lower estimate Upper estimate
Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation 2540 2090 2990
Radon 1310 1080 1550
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 560 290 900
Arsenic 120 20 370
Acrylamide 110 10 320
Asbestos 40 0 130
Formaldehyde 40 10 100
Second-hand smoke (SHS) 40 20 50
Dioxins 20 10 50
Chromium 10 0 20
TOTAL 4790 3540 6510
  1. Only carcinogens with a mean annual burden above 10 are listed in the table