Cancer is the leading cause of death of workers in many different sectors. We talk about 100.000 deaths in Europe every year! The cause of their disease? Exposure to cancer-causing substances at work!
The 4th of February is World Cancer Day. Let’s use this day to have a close look at our own working environment and check if we have a risk to be exposed to hazardous substances.
Be aware of different types of risks:
1. agents used for processes directly
2. process-generated substances
3. exposure during cleaning and maintenance
For more details about specific substances, please check out these factsheets (available in about 18 EU languages) that help you identifying cancer-causing agents and explain what you can do to prevent exposure to it.
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