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EU protects workers from 3 cancerous substances – but more action needed

Sep 22 2020, 10:50    ETUC

22.09.2020 Press release EU protects workers from 3 cancerous substances – but more action needed Trade unions welcome action by the European Commission today to protect over 1.1 million people from work-related cancer by putting binding exposure limits on three dangerous substances. The Commission has proposed Binding Occupational Exposure Limit Values (BOELs) on Acrylonitrile, Nickel compounds and Benzeneas part of an update to its Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMD).