In a retrospective exposure assessment, the exposure occured during previous employment as well as possible exposure related to hobbies and environmental exposure are accounted.
Examples are: a diesel pump mechanic, an ex-painter, employees of of a waste incineration, a former car factory employee.
For whom? We conduct these assessments for victims, insurance companies, personal injury firms, lawyers, courts, and employee representatives (unions).
(Retrospective) assessment of occupational hygiene and toxicology related aspects in legal cases towards claims in cases of occupational disease due to possible exposure to hazardous substances.
Clients: various large law firms, unions and insurers.
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).
Recent research by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that the risk of mesothelioma (strongly associated with asbestos exposure) may also be genetically determined. Read the press release.