17-18 March 2011 / Asturias (Avilés, Gijón), Spain
International Conference on Environmental and Occupational Determinants of Cancer: Interventions for Primary Prevention
Worldwide, cancer is the second leading cause of death. In 2008, there were 7.6 million deaths from cancer, alongside 12.7 million new cases. Roughly 19 per cent of all cancers are estimated to be attributable to the environment, including work settings. Environmental and occupational interventions are therefore vital to reduce cancer incidence; and decreasing exposure to carcinogens can be cost-effective and contribute to the overall well-being of communities.
The first WHO international conference on the primary prevention of cancer through environmental and occupational interventions will take place 17-18 March, hosted by the Government of Spain and Government of the Principality of Asturias.
Outreach and media
- Public health and environment
- Occupational health - asbestos
- Indoor air pollution
- Outdoor air pollution
- Chemical safety
- 10 chemicals of major public health concern
- Ultraviolet radiation
- Water, sanitation and hygiene
- International Agency for Research and Cancer (IARC)
Union for Internationcal Cancer Control