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Document ID (ISN)104243
CIS number 05-316
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pickvance S., Karnon J., Peters J., El-Arifi K.
Title The impact of REACH on occupational health with a focus on skin and respiratory diseases
Bibliographic information European Trade Union Institute for Research, Education and Health and Safety (ETUI-REHS), Health and Safety Department, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2005. 88p. Illus. 133 refs. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract Final report of a study commissioned in 2004 by the then European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety (TUTB) and carried out at the University of Sheffield. The study examined the impact of the 2003 European Union REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) proposal on the health of the EU-25 workforce. It focused on two broad groups of occupational diseases: non-malignant diseases of the skin (dermatitis) and of the respiratory system (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The research involved an estimation of the actual number of cases of occupational skin and respiratory diseases in EU member states, development of scenarios for the number of cases reduced under REACH and a calculation of the economic benefits.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; European Union; cost of diseases; respiratory diseases; skin diseases; chemical safety
Descriptors (secondary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; dermatitis; asthma; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Economic aspects
Skin diseases