GERMANY: Asbestos-related ovarian cancer may be recognized as an occupational disease

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The injury insurance funds have declared that there is now sufficient scientific data to create a new clinical symptomatology which will make it possible to recognize “asbestos-related ovarian cancer” as an occupational disease.

Like for asbestos-related cancers of the lung and the larynx, the ovarian cancer must be associated with an asbestosis or a disorder of the pleura, or else the victims must be able to prove that they were exposed to an asbestos dust dose of at least 25 fibres per year in the workplace.

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