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o long for science to be translated into protective action," said Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director of Public Health and Environment.

"Known and preventable exposures are clearly responsible for hundreds of thousands of excess cancer cases each year. In the interests of protecting our health, we must adopt an approach rooted in primary prevention, that is to make workplaces free from carcinogenic risks." "The control of carcinogens in the workplace should be a key component of every national cancer control programme," said Dr Andreas Ullrich, WHO Medical Officer for cancer control.

"To achieve this, WHO supports countries in developing comprehensive national cancer prevention and control plans, which are essential to prevent millions of cancer deaths each year?" WHO has urged the governments to adopt stringent measures against industries or work places who do not comply with the health and safety measures.

They have to make sure that the workers are not exposed to carcinogens. Asbestos should be barred from using in work places. There should be a ban on the usage of tobacco. The industries which use benzene should make use of benzene free solvent. These measures can prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths due to occupational Cancer.
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