Archives For: 2016


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Asbestos exposure in schools

The primary goal of the study is to determine the potential for asbestos exposure among custodial workers in Ontario schools, and custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos.

Evaluation of prevention strategies for reducing the burden of cancer in the Ontario construction industry

Status: in progress Purpose: This study will estimate the number of future cancers being generated by current exposures in the Ontario construction industry, and evaluate a series of prevention strategies in terms of their costs, benefits, feasibility, and impacts on the future burden of occupational cancer (including deaths, illnesses, and economic costs). The study is …

Coffee doesn’t cause cancer, but these things might, according to the WHO

The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently downgraded the carcinogenicity of coffee to Group 3 (not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity in humans).

Exposure to antineoplastic drugs among Ontario’s healthcare settings

This study will identify safe drug handling practices for antineoplastic drugs, the degree of compliance with these best practices and the perceived barriers to compliance in Ontario’s retail pharmacies, veterinary clinics and long-term care homes.

Sun safety at work on the farm

Sun Awareness Week was June 6th to 12th. Click here to read an article on the Sun Safety at Work Canada project.

Establishing an Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS) for Ontario

This project will launch a new system for occupational health surveillance through the linkage of existing administrative databases to identify jobs and work-related factors that can pose health risks to Ontario workers.

Natural resource-based industries and prostate cancer risk in Northeastern Ontario: a case-control study

Sritharan J, Demers PA, Harris SA, Cole DC, Kreiger N, Sass-Kortsak A, Lightfoot N. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016.

Colorectal Cancer Resources

Information on occupational exposures that increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

Breast Cancer Resources

Information on occupational exposures that increase the risk of breast cancer.

Prostate Cancer Resources

Information on occupational exposures that increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

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