Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive updated



The agreement will see an additional five hazardous and toxic chemicals added to the directive’s list of known carcinogens to which workers’ exposure must be limited, bringing the total number of restricted cancer-causing chemicals to 27. Cancer is responsible for 53 per cent of work-related deaths in the EU; and the addition to the restricted list of the five chemicals – arsenic acidberylliumcadmium,Formaldehyde  and 4,4''-methylenebis[2-chloroaniline] (MOCA) – is projected to prevent more than 22,000 cases of work-related sickness.

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