Archives For: 2014
The Globe and Mail has published an article showing that asbestos exposure is the single largest cause of compensated workplace death claims.
Updated regulations will come into effect on July 1, 2015.
The Canadian Environmental Law Association concludes that Canadians need better legal protection from radon gas, a known carcinogen.
IARC recently evaluated the carcinogenicity of fluoro-edenite, silicon carbide fibres and whiskers, and carbon nanotubes.
Read a blog post by Dr. Paul Demers about workplace exposures that can cause lung cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Monograph Program evaluates the carcinogenicity of various agents to humans. IARC has announced that Meeting 112 and Meeting 113 will both evaluate the carcinogenicity of pesticides. Meeting 112 (March 2015) will evaluate some organophosphate insecticides and herbicides, while Meeting 113 (June 2015) will evaluate some organochlorine insecticides …
The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease. Presentations from the 2013-2014 seminars are posted here.
Liira J, Verbeek JH, Costa G, Driscoll TR, Sallinen M, Isotalo LK, Ruotsalainen JH. Conchrane Database Syst Rev 2014;(8):CD009776.
Dr. Thomas Tenkate of Ryerson University, and Dr. Desre Kramer of OCRC teamed up to write a blog post on sun safety for Cancer Care Ontario’s internal website.
Occupational sun exposure is a significant risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancer. Read a fact sheet on prevention strategies here.