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23rd Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health

EPICOH 2013 will be held on June 18-21 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The theme of this year’s conference is improving the impact of our work in order to decrease the burden of disease and injury due to existing and emerging occupational exposures. The deadline for abstract submission is November 21, 2012. For more information on …

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition 2013

AIHce  2013 will take place on May 18-23 in Montreal. The conference covers a wide range of topics of interest to occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. More information on AIHce 2013 can be found on the conference website.

The Ontario Public Health Convention 2013

TOPHC 2013 will be held on April 3-5, 2013, in Toronto. It is jointly hosted by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association, and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies. The theme of this year’s conference is Reflection. Evaluation. Integration. More information on TOPHC 2013 can be found on the conference website.

Data pooling at the NCI

A data transfer agreement between the OCRC and the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has been signed. Data from the Cross-Canada Study of Pesticides and Health has been transferred to the NCI and the harmonization process has begun. The pooling is anticipated to be complete this fall, with the intent for analyses to begin in …

Manuscript published in Issue 11 (1 Dec 2012) of the International Journal of Cancer

The article, “Pesticide use, immunologic conditions, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Canadian men in six provinces” has been published online in Issue 11 (Dec 1 2012) of the International Journal of Cancer. The PDF is available here and it can also be accessed through the Wiley website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.27522/abstract. Thanks all, and congratulations on this …

Shiftwork Interventions Symposium

Interventions mitigating health risks of shift work: Current knowledge and workplace practices On November 6, 2012, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) held a symposium about workplace practices to mitigate the health effects of shift work. The goal of this symposium was to extend previous discussions of injuries …

50th anniversary of Silent Spring

September 27, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring. Written by Rachel Carson, this book helped to launch the environmental movement by drawing attention to the environmental and public health issues related to pesticide use.   Read about OCRC research on the health effects of pesticides: Cross-Canada study of pesticides and …

IARC classifies diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified diesel engine exhaust as “carcinogenic to humans” (Group 1) on June 12, 2012. The Working Group concluded that there was sufficient evidence that diesel engine exhaust is a cause of lung cancer in humans, and limited evidence of an increased risk of bladder cancer due to …

IARC Monographs Volume 100F: Chemical Agents and Related Occupations

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of a number of chemical agents and related occupations. As well as specific chemical agents, the monograph also reviews broader exposure circumstances, such as occupational exposure during coal-tar distillation, aluminum production, iron and steel founding, painting, …

IARC Monographs Volume 100D: Radiation

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of radiation, including solar and ultraviolet radiation, gamma radiation and x-rays, neutron radiation, and internalized radionuclides that emit alpha or beta particles. The Working Group classified all types of ionizing radiation as carcinogenic (Group 1). This …

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