Archives For: 2009


The Ontario Health Study (OHS): Occupational and Environmental Research Priorities, Exposure Assessment Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities

Presented by Dr. Shelley Harris on November 9, 2009 to participants of the 2009 OCRC Research Day in Toronto

Occupational Cancer: Knowledge and Needs

Presented by Dr. Aaron Blair on November 4, 2009 to the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). Topics covered in this presentation include what we know about occupational cancer, the current state of occupational cancer research, important methodologic issues in occupational cancer research, and whether prevention has been successful.

Filing for workers’ compensation among Ontario cases of mesothelioma

Payne, J.I., Pichora, E. Filing for workers’ compensation among Ontario cases of mesothelioma. Canadian Respiratory Journal 2009; 16:148-52. BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: For many types of cancer, disease attribution to occupational exposures is difficult. Mesothelioma, however, is a ‘sentinel’ occupational cancer associated with asbestos exposure. The present study linked workers’ compensation claims data with cancer registry data to …

Maternal occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and the risk of brain cancer in the offspring

Li, P., McLaughlin, J., Infante-Rivard, C. Maternal occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and the risk of brain cancer in the offspring. Cancer Causes Control 2009; 20(6):945-55. BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: To examine the contribution of maternal occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) shortly before and during pregnancy on the incidence of childhood …

Epidemiologic Studies of Cancer in Agricultural Populations

Presented by Dr. Aaron Blair on July 6, 2009 to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in Toronto. This presentation describes cancer among farmers, agricultural exposures and the challenges of exposure assessment, and future needs for cancer studies in agricultural populations.

Fish and shellfish consumption estimates and perceptions of risk in a cohort of occupational and recreational fishers of the Chesapeake Bay

Harris, S.A., Urton, A., Turf, E., and Monti, M. Fish and shellfish consumption estimates and perceptions of risk in a cohort of occupational and recreational fishers of the Chesapeake Bay. Environmental Research 2009; 109(1):108-15. ABSTRACT: Exposure to persistent, bioaccumulating substances, through the consumption of contaminated fish is of concern in human populations. Consumption may be …