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100,000 Work-Related Cancer Deaths Each Year, Industry Still Fighting EU On Employee Protection 

100,000 Work-Related Cancer Deaths Each Year, Industry Still Fighting EU On Employee Protection  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A new report by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) has revealed intense lobbying against improved workplace-related cancer protection, despite advancing cancer research and treatments.
In the EU alone, over 100,000 people a year die due to insufficient protection against cancer-causing substances in the workplace, making the industries’ fight against stricter EU regulation of these carcinogens a severe threat to public health.

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European Parliament is now starting discussions on amending the Commission proposal for better working conditions.

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Chemicals Revealed — Washington Toxics Coalition

Chemicals Revealed — Washington Toxics Coalition | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Over 5000 children’s products contain toxic chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and reproductive problems, according to reports filed with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology).

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This reports from the Washington Toxics Coalition is an example of increased public scrutinity over product transparency and chemicals traceability.


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