PrevenCAREX: prevention of exposure to carcinogens

Published on: 01/02/2017

According to the European Commission, cancer is the leading cause of occupational death in the European Union, accounting for 53% of the total, compared to 28% caused by cardiovascular diseases and 6% by respiratory diseases. It is the individual major risk for the workers’ health in the EU.

The European Commission has identified more than 20 chemical substances that can cause cancer in the workplaces and around 20 million workers are exposed to these substances. So far, the European directive of carcinogenic and mutagens has been modified twice, and 19 substances already have an environmental exposure limit value.

In this section you will find information, instruments and resources to identify and to prevent the exhibition to carcinogenic agents. Additionally will find legislative latest innovations on the topic and a section on healthy habits in order to be able to prevent from all fields.