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Markos Kyprianou

Presidency of the European Union

Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union

Physical Risks

Physical Risks

A safe, healthy environment is an essential factor in quality of life. People in the European Union have never lived so long and life expectancy is still increasing. However, there is still a significant level of preventable disease and mortality before the age of 65 years. Physical risks are often associated with accidents, certain types of cancer, infections, respiratory illnesses and environmental factors.