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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Mesothelioma

Contribution to reforming the early retirement scheme for asbestos workers

Updated on 04/08/2016

Keywords : Asbestos, Mesothelioma

In 1999 the French authorities established a specific early retirement scheme for persons having worked with asbestos (CAATA) further to the health crisis surrounding exposure of workers to asbestos. As part of the reform of this scheme, ANSES received a formal request to prepare a summary of the available data on occupational exposure to asbestos and specifically to identify occupations with a high level of exposure.

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