Consultancy by substance

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Despite the extensive variety of hazardous substances, certain substances or substance groups are subject in our projects more regularly.

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Reproduction toxic drugs

6 May 2013

In April 2013, the Dutch Health Council has published an advise to classify theophylline, prescribed for asthma and other respiratory diseases, and anti-inflammatories triamcinolone and triamcinolone acetonide as “presumed harmful to the unborn child (reproduction toxic category 1B) in occupational exposure. Wether these substances also have adverse effects on fertility remains unsure because the current state of knowledge is inadequate.

Occupational exposure to these substances particularly occurs in pharmacies and pharmaceutical industry.

How to work with carcinogens safely?

15 Mar 2013

Compared to non-carcinogens, additional regulation exists for the use of carcinogens. The emphasis is on replacing the substance, or when this is unfeasible, on improved registration and monitoring of occupational exposure. These obligations apply to all CMRs (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reproductive Toxic).

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