Around 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year, and every year more than 150,000 people die from the disease. Estimates of how many are caused through work vary considerably. The HSE has estimated there are around 13,500 new cases of cancer caused by work every year, with over 8,000 deaths... This bulletin provides an overview of the situation including information on what the law says about exposure to substances that can cause cancer.
Issued: 16 May, 2013