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Cross-Canada Study of Pesticides and Health

The Cross-Canada Study of Pesticides and Health (CCSPH) is a population-based case-control study that was conducted between 1991 and 1994 to explore associations between pesticides and four different types of cancer: non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and soft tissue sarcoma. The CCSPH includes men aged 19 years and older in six Canadian provinces with …

Study examines breast cancer link to flame retardants

Andrew Vowles atGuelph – Thursday April 26, 2012 Probing links between breast cancer and a group of pollutants is the purpose of a new $846,000 study involving researchers from U of G, Toronto and Ottawa. The team has received a three-year grant from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute to look at brominated flame retardants, …

NCI case-control studies

During the 1980s, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducted three case-control studies in four mid-western states (Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska) to evaluate pesticides and cancer at multiple sites. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma was evaluated in all three studies. Additionally, in the Kansas study, Hodgkin lymphoma and soft tissue sarcoma were included, while in the Iowa/Minnesota …

North American Pooled Project

The Cross-Canada Study of Pesticides and Health and the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) case-control datasets are currently being pooled in order to evaluate associations between agricultural exposures and the risks of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and soft tissue sarcoma among Canadian and American men. This initiative, called the North American Pooled Project (NAPP), will provide …

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Poster: Occupational Cancer is the Leading Cause of Workplace Fatalities

Poster presented at the Partners in Prevention 2012 Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show on May 1-2, 2012. The poster examines the trends of accepted workplace fatality claims in Ontario between 1997 and 2010, and shows that based on these claims, cancer has overtaken traumatic injuries and disorders as the leading cause of work-related …

Poster: Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in Ontario workplaces: Opportunities to prevent and control exposure

Poster presented at the Partners in Prevention 2012 Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show on May 1-2, 2012. The poster compares occupational exposure limits (OELs) for carcinogens in Ontario with limits across Canada and in other jurisdictions, and makes recommendations for improvements of the current OELs. The poster is based on a report created …

National Day of Mourning

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 …

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