Occupational health

Poor working conditions result in a total of 300 000 work-related deaths and economic losses of 4% of the gross domestic product of the European Region every year. Less than 10% of the working population has access to occupational health services in many European countries.

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Preventing cancer - The European code against cancer

Cancer incidence is rising in the WHO European Region - the total number of new cancer cases diagnosed in 2012 was 3.7 million, and the number is estimated to increase by 25% by 2030, to reach 4.6 million.

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Towards the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in the WHO European Region. Assessment of current policies in Member States, 2014

This publication provides an update on the implementation of a commitment made at the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, held in Parma, Italy in 2010, to develop national programmes for elimination of asbestos-related diseases in the WHO European Region by 2015.

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10% of the working population has access to occupational health services in many European countries.
300 000 work-related deaths are caused by poor working conditions in the European Region.

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