Workers' exposure limits for five cancer-causing chemicals

The European Commission has proposed to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited, or proposed to be limited, since the beginning of its mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would improve working conditions for over 1,000,000 EU workers and prevent over 22,000 cases of work-related illness. 

This action falls within the scope of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to improve the protection of workers from harmful chemicals in order to prevent further cases of workplace-related cancer, as well as other health problems.

See the press release from the Commission

Read about the EU Roadmap on carcinogens

Check the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign to be launched by EU-OSHA on 24 April



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