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Understanding and taking action to eliminate occupational cancers

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The ETUI has published a report which brings together the contributions of 28 experts (including Eurogip) on this issue. The aim is to review the current state of knowledge, new prevention practices, legislative changes and the recognition of cancers as occupational diseases. 

In the European Union, 8% of cancers are of work-related origin. More than 100,000 deaths each year are attributable to work-related cancers. All these cancers could be prevented by eliminating risks in production processes, according to the ETUI, which considers that this report is timely in the context of the revision of the European directive on the protection of workers exposed to carcinogens. By factual research, the book contributes to the debate aimed at eliminating work-related cancer risks.

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