Independent report

Laryngeal cancer and asbestos exposure: IIAC position paper 22

A review of the risk of laryngeal cancer in work involving exposure to asbestos.


Laryngeal cancer and asbestos exposure

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Previously reviewed by the council in 1989, this matter was again brought to the council’s attention following the publication of a number of new studies.

After reviewing the evidence, the council concluded that while there may be some evidence of an increased risk in certain sub-groups of workers, overall there was insufficient evidence to recommend changes to the list of prescribed diseases for which people can claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Published 7 August 2008