I have always wondered about this? Does anyone know if chemists have an abnormally high rate of cancer later in life compared to everyone else? Has there ever been a study done of this? Seeing how much crap I've breathed in like hexanes, DCM, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine, and all sorts of other extremely nasty crap, I really worry about this. I know people used to wash their hands with stuff like benzene back in the day and still lived to tell about it late in life. But I am still curious about what the longer term health outlook is for chemists.