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Cancer is responsible for 1.3 million deaths in the European Union each year. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), more than 100,000 of these deaths are attributable to exposure to carcinogens during a victim’s working life, meaning that nearly 8% of all cancer deaths in Europe are work-related. Yet such occupational factors only rarely attract media attention. Even more surprisingly, the campaigns rolled out by public institutions or private organisations dedicated to fighting cancer almost never speak of such causes.

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