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China reports nearly 1 mn cases of occupational diseases

IANS  |  Beijing 

reported over 970,000 cases of by the end of 2018 of which 90 per cent cases were

The data was given by

According to a study, of the 900 million Chinese workers, 25 million are exposed to occupational hazards each year with being the most among them.

It's a caused by inhaling dust or small particles.

Li Bin, of the National Health Commission, was quoted as saying by that the panel would beef up the prevention and treatment for in partnership with related departments.

Li also stressed concerted efforts to prevent pneumoconiosis patients from falling into or returning to poverty due to the illness, by means of medical insurance, medical assistance and living support.

The commission will also make efforts to safeguard labor health by improving legislation, government supervision and occupational health training, he said.

A total of 132 of 10 types are classified as in China, Li said, adding that other employment hazards including poison, noise and should be controlled.

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First Published: Sat, May 18 2019. 12:02 IST
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