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Asbestos screening, registering and monitoring

End date
08 February 2023
European Commission

The EU Commission is committed to reducing exposure to carcinogenic substances, such as asbestos.

This is part of the Europe’s beating cancer plan and zero-pollution action plan.

As asbestos can still be found in many buildings, including in private homes, a comprehensive and integrated approach is required to tackle this legacy, across several policy areas.

The Commission asked for opinions on their proposal for legislation on the screening, registration and monitoring of asbestos in buildings.

The aim of the legislation will be to further address the health and environmental risks related to exposure to asbestos.

This will be achieved by increasing transparency and retrieving of additional information and its availability to public authorities, construction workers and building occupants. It will take into account the life cycle of a building and risks relevant to a particular building.

Last updated: 31 January 2024