Publication date : 2017
Number of pages : 93
Dr Rokus Renirie and Dr Hildo Krop (IVAM, Research and Consultancy on Sustainability)
This guide provides a comprehensive introduction to epigenetics, the emerging science of biological mechanisms in the DNA which can change our genetic activity without changing the genetic code itself. The knowledge of epigenetics is important for workers as it could lead to retrospective proof of past exposure to (adverse) chemicals and early identification of dangerous chemicals at the workplace.
The authors try to answer several workplace-related questions such as:
In addition this report summarizes the outcome of a workshop that was organised by the ETUI and which brought together top scientists from the epigenetics field, EU Commission members, EU Parliament members (STOA), representatives from societal organisations and EU trade union participants.
ETUI, Brussels, ISBN
Marie-Anne Mengeot (journalist)