Table 1

 Agents with sufficient evidence (IARC grade 1)to be classed as occupational lung carcinogens8

AgentMain industry/use
Arsenic (inorganic) and arsenic compoundsGlass, metals, pesticides
AsbestosInsulation, filter material, textiles
Beryllium and beryllium compoundsAerospace industry/metals
Bis chloro methyl etherChemical intermediate/by-product
Cadmium and cadmium compoundsDye/pigment manufacture
Chloromethyl methyl ether (technical grade)Chemical intermediate/by-product
Chromium (VI) compoundsMetal plating, dye/pigment manufacture
Coal-tar pitchesBuilding materials, electrodes
Coal tarsFuel
Crystalline silicaStone cutting, mining, glass and paper industries
Mustard gasWar gas
Nickel compoundsMetallurgy, alloys, catalyst
Radon decay productsUnderground uranium and hard rock mining
SootsPigments
Talc-containing asbestiform fibresPaper, paints
Tobacco smoke (personal and environmental)All