Occupational Hygiene Blog

53% of the work-related deaths in the EU are associated with exposure to carcinogens at work (RIVM)

Updated: Nov 15, 2020

Exposure threatens workers‘ overall health and quality of life, as well as participation in work and productivity levels. Not only does cancer result in individual suffering, the societal impact is large as well. The direct costs of carcinogen exposure at work across Europe are estimated at 2.4 billion Euros per year. Taking health care expenditure and productivity losses into account, this number is estimated as 4 to 7 billion Euros annually. Click image to view Roadmap 'The Facts on occupational exposure to carcinogens' fact sheet...

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