Welcome to the website for the SHEcan research project. The SHEcan project is a collaborative research study that is investigating the potential socioeconomic, health and environmental impact of possible amendments to the European Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive.

There are more than 170 chemicals or exposure circumstances that have been classifed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as known or probable human carcinogens (Groups 1 and 2a, respectively). In addition, there are 250 substances or circumstances that are classifed as possibly carcinogenic in humans (Group 2b).   In the European Union occupational exposure to a number of carcinogenic substances is regulated through the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC).

The European Commission plan to revise the Directive, but before making any changes they wish to undertake a health, socioeconomic and environmental impact study of the proposals.   The website is managed by the team of researchers undertaking the impact studies. It  will provide information about the project and an opportunity for interested parties to provide information that may assist us in our work.   You can contact us with your views about the project. Please tell us about any information that might help us at oceu@iom-world.org  

The web site is currently being developed and will be updated with further information soon. For public users there will be more background to and information about the project, and links to related areas. Registered users and project members will additionally be able to access areas for project purposes such as shared documents, event calendar, etc.

Thank you for your interest in the project - check back again soon for an updated site with more content and news about progress in the research project.


Please Note: All information presented on this website is provided by the SHEcan project team and does not constitute official information from the European Commission.

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