Reducing Environmental and Occupational Cancer Risks Toolkit


Reduce Exposure. Reduce Risk.

Objective: How to consider and examples of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions to advance environmental and occupational cancer risk reduction strategies at the individual, institutional and policy levels.

We learned in Module 2 about data and tools to help prioritize environmental and occupational cancer risks in your state’s strategic cancer prevention and control plans. Module 3 provided resources to ensure that the scientific evidence justifies attention. Statewide cancer risk reduction efforts require actionable and measurable evidence-informed intervention strategies to address priorities for reducing exposure to environmental and occupational carcinogens. This module provides a framework for and examples of goals and strategies to reduce cancer risk at the individual, institutional, and policy levels.


  • Use evidence-informed exposure reduction interventions to reduce cancer risk from environmental and occupational carcinogens.
  • There are intervention opportunities at multiple scales – individual, institutional, and policy-level approaches.
  • Intervention strategies to reduce exposure to a given risk factor at multiple scales will likely result in the greatest reduction in cancer risk, especially if implementation is coordinated to create synergy across scales.

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