Archives For: 2013


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2014 CARWH Conference

The 2014 conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Heath will take place on October 19-22, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK. It will be held in conjunction with the 7th International Symposium on Safety and Health in Agricultural Rural Populations: Global Perspectives, organized by the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture …

Burden of Occupational Cancer: Project Update

A two-day working meeting of the burden investigators was held in Toronto on July 29-30, 2013. This was the first project meeting with investigators from each of the four project components in attendance. Our study involves researchers from across Canada (Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver) and from the UK, with expertise in epidemiology, exposure assessment, health …

Article: Increased risk of breast cancer associated with long-term shift work in Canada

Grundy A, Richardson H, Burstyn I, Lohrisch C, SenGupta SK, Lai AS, Lee D, Spinelli JJ, Aronson KJ. Occup Environ Med 2013;70:831-838.

Multiple pesticide exposures and the risk of multiple myeloma in Canadian men

Kachuri L, Demers PA, Blair A, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa M, McLaughlin JR, Pahwa P, Dosman JA, Harris SA. International Journal of Cancer 2013;133(8):1846-58.

25th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

The 25th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2013) will be held August 19-23, 2013 in Basel, Switzerland. The theme of this year’s conference is “Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West.” The conference is held jointly with the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society of …

Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada

The Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada, published by Health Canada in April 2013, summarizes the results of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Cycle 2 (2009-2011). The CHMS is a joint initiative of Statistics Canada, Health Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to collect information from Canadians about …

Michael Sherar, President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, discusses the OCRC

On May 6, 2013, Michael Sherar, the President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, highlighted the research being done at the OCRC in his weekly blog: Occupational Cancer Research Centre Michael Sherar, President & CEO, Cancer Care Ontario May 6, 2013 We spend much of our adult waking time at work, yet the impact on …

Epidemiologic Studies of Pentachlorophenol Users

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on April 11, 2013 as part of a webinar organized by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in the United States to discuss the link between pentachlorophenol exposure and cancer. Pentachlorophenol is a chemical most often used in the wood industry as a fungicide. The presentation reviewed published studies of pentachlorophenol …

Dr. Paul Demers awarded the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship

The Foundation for Occupational Health & Safety (FOHS) awarded the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship for 2013 to Dr. Paul Demers. The lecture series was established in 1999 as a tribute to Dr. Jeffrey S. Lee for his contributions to occupational health and safety. Dr. Demers presented his lecture on “Occupational Cancer: Current Knowledge and Research …

Prevalence of exposure to solar radiation (UVR) on the job in Canada

Peters CE, Nicol AM, Demers PA. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2012;103(3):223-226.

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