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Hazardous Substances and Pollution Control

Every year exposure to hazardous substances at work affects the health of many thousands of people.

Common examples include:

  • Lung disease (e.g. through working in dusty conditions),
  • Skin irritation,
  • Dermatitis or skin cancer (e.g. from frequent contact with oils or corrosive liquids),
  • The development of other occupational cancers (e.g. from exposure to toxic fumes),
  • Occupational asthma (e.g. from sensitisation to isocyanates in paints or adhesives).

The high costs of ill-health arise from a number of causes, including loss of earnings, loss of productivity, prosecution and civil action, among others.

For further advice and guidance please contact us.

Contact Us

Environmental Safety and Health
3-5 St James's Road

Telephone 0300 555 2345

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 8.45am to 5.00pm.
Offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.