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Domain: Health and safety at work => Diseases/accidents => Asbestos
Grammatical category
Grammar notes
Cancer of the pleural and peritoneal lining. It is consideredto be exclusively related to asbestos exposure. By the time it is diagnosed, it is almost always fatal. It has a long latency period (time between exposure and onset of disease) of at least 15 and sometimes as long as 60 years.
Definition source
HSE leaflet "FAQ on asbestos related disease statistics" (http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/asbindex.htm)
European legislation
Directive 83/477/EEC
British legislation
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002
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