Archives For: 2011
This study investigates occupational exposure to wood dust and the rate of sinonasal cancers in Ontario and across Canada.
The Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) hosted a workshop on the classification of carcinogens, held on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012, from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at the United Steelworkers Hall. This workshop aimed to educate and inform attendees on the carcinogen classification process used by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), highlighting how epidemiological, …
Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on November 28, 2011 as part of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Toronto. This presentation reviews what is known about exposure to different types of wood dust and the risk of cancer, especially sinonasal cancers.
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This study will evaluate the associations between polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure and the risk of breast cancer in young women.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of arsenic, metals, fibres, and dusts. Download IARC Monographs Volume 100C: Arsenic, Metals, Fibres, and Dusts
Our goal is to raise awareness of shiftwork as a probable cancer risk factor, and identify practical interventions that can be used in workplaces to reduce the negative health effects of shiftwork.
CBC News recently reported that production has halted at both of Canada’s two remaining asbestos mines. The future of the mines is currently unknown. Click here to read the full article on the future of the Canadian asbestos industry. The Parliamentary Precinct in Ottawa is currently being renovated, which includes asbestos removal from some of …
The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2012: Staying Ahead of the Curve, hosted by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association, and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, will be held April 2-4, 2012, in Toronto. For more information, visit the conference website.
The Day of Mourning was established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to coincide with the passing of the Workers Compensation Act of Ontario on April 28, 1914. It was rapidly taken up around the world and is now an internationally recognized event to remember workers who have become ill, been injured, or died …