Canada is proposing to prohibit the use, sale, import, and export of asbestos and asbestos-containing products.
A special Occupational and Environmental Health seminar was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Dr Roel Vermeulen presented.
A report titled Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure was released on October 4, 2017. This report focuses on the most common carcinogens found in Ontario workplaces and their contribution to cancer.
Work-related asbestos exposure resulted in approximately $2.35 billion in costs for newly diagnosed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in 2011.
The National Day of Mourning honours workers who have lost their lives, been injured or suffered illness as a result of their work.
On December 15, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it will move forward to ban asbestos and all asbestos-containing products by 2018.
Pentachlorophenol, an insecticide and wood preservative, was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).
The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently downgraded the carcinogenicity of coffee to Group 3 (not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity in humans).
Sun Awareness Week was June 6th to 12th. Click here to read an article on the Sun Safety at Work Canada project.
On April 28th, the Day of Mourning, many groups across the country called on the government to introduce a total ban on asbestos in Canada.