EC proposes to limit exposure to 13 cancer causing chemicals


The European Commission is proposing changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC) to limit exposure to 13 cancer-causing chemicals at the workplace, including ‘respirable crystalline silica’ (RCS).

Cancer is estimated to account for more than half of work-related deaths in the EU, totalling around 102,000 deaths per year.

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