UK businesses may have to continue to meet any future new European Union exposure limits for carcinogenic substances at work if they are to avoid compensation claims, says Professor Kevin Bampton.

Brexit is possibly the most complex divorce in modern constitutional history. It is a paradise for academic lawyers and an absolute nightmare for many others. Whatever the merits of our past relationship with Europe, like may divorces, the devil lies in the detail. One important detail that seems still to be resolved is our response to how changes in our understanding of cancer-causing chemicals should be translated into prevention in the workplace.

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