Archives For: 2016


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Government of Canada to ban asbestos

On December 15, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it will move forward to ban asbestos and all asbestos-containing products by 2018.

IARC Monograph 117: Carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol and some related compounds

Pentachlorophenol, an insecticide and wood preservative, was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).

Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2016-2017

The seminars are open to everyone, and can be attended in person or by webinar. Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease in the Ontario mining industry

This study aims to create a research platform to estimate the risk of lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease among Ontario miners.

Occupational exposure in Ontario nail salons

The goal of this study is to characterize worker exposure to a variety of occupational hazards in the nail salon environment, including chemicals, ergonomics and stress.

Investigation of exposure to flame retardants among electronic waste recycling workers

This study will characterize the inhalation and skin exposure of electronic waste recycling workers to flame retardants, and test a new method of measuring exposure.

Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls

Status: in progress Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide an understanding of the nature and the extent of diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls, and to identify the effectiveness of existing control measures that have been implemented to decrease exposure. Background: Firefighters are at risk of exposure to many different carcinogens …

Pesticide exposures and the risk of multiple myeloma in men: An analysis of the North American Pooled Project

Presutti R, Harris SA, Kachuri L, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa M, Blair A, Zahm SH, Cantor KP, Weisenburger DD, Pahwa P, McLaughlin JR, Dosman JA, Freeman LB. International Journal of Cancer. 2016;139(8):1703-1714.

OCRC designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) as a Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Cancer. This designation is the result of a long-standing partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the Americas regional office of the WHO, on occupational cancer research and prevention …

2016 Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference

The 2016 CARWH Conference will be held on October 16-18 at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto.

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