Carcinogenic substances

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Exposure to carcinogenic substances increases the probability of developing cancer. This often involves prolonged exposure.

The government determines which substances are classified as carcinogenic, and to which nature and degree of of exposure this effect may occur. These statements are usually supported by the Dutch Health Council (Gezondheidsraad) or the European Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL).

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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