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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12186

5 February 2019
Contents Publication in full By article 25 / 27
NEWS BRIEFS / Social
Trade unions demand action from Commission to protect firefighters exposed to carcinogens
04/02/2019 (Agence Europe)

04/02/2019 (Agence Europe)Firefighters are reported to be particularly exposed to carcinogens, mutagens and reprotoxics, said the EPSU, the union of public service employees in Europe, on Monday 4 February. Firefighters would thus be particularly exposed to prostate cancer and skin melanomas. The EPSU calls for a strengthening of the European regulatory framework, the extension of the precautionary principle and the substitution principle in REACH, the regulation aimed at better...

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