The Stop Cancer at Work (SCAW) Campaign calls on the European Commission to approve legislation now to protect workers and patients from getting cancer.

The trilogue process with the European Council, Parliament and Commission under the Portuguese Presidency concludes today and there has been no discussion at all on the important legislative changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMD), passed by the European Parliament to protect workers from cancer and reproductive problems at work. These long-standing improvements to worker and patient safety need to happen now to prevent unnecessary deaths and harm resulting from occupational exposure to hazardous carcinogenic and reprotoxic drugs and substances.

The full statement can be accessed here.