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Lung cancer
Domain: Health and safety at work => Diseases/accidents => Asbestos
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
Malignant tumour of the bronchi covering. The tumour grows through surrounding tissue, invading and often obstructing air passages. The disease has a long latency period – typically at least 20 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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