KUMJ | VOL. 1 | NO. 2 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL-JUN, 2003

Occupational cancer in Nepal - an update
Joshi S K

This article is a discussion of occupational cancer in Nepal. The knowledge of specific problems of occupational cancer in Nepal is very scarce. Few researches on occupational cancer have been done in Nepal. A case-control study done recently has revealed a high risk (OR 4.2 95% CI: 1.4, 12) for lung cancer among the workers, who have worked in the exposed occupations. The incidence of cancer is thought to be rising every year. In this article an attempt has been made to establish the probable occurrence of carcinogens in the middle and large scale manufacturing industries in Nepal and the approximate number of workers exposed to different hazardous substances at the work places
Keyword : Occupation, industries, carcinogens, exposure, occupational cancer, Nepal