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Each year in the EU, 120,000 people develop cancer because of exposure to carcinogens at work, resulting in almost 80,000 deaths. This is unacceptable, especially since many cases of occupational cancer could be prevented by managing such exposure.
Hundreds of carcinogens are present in workplaces across the EU. Many are generated by work processes and are difficult to monitor. Businesses are often not aware that much more stringent legislation applies to carcinogens than to other dangerous substances.
Carcinogens could be a problem in your workplace — find out more with our easy-to-use resources and guidance.