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Report Release: Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario

September 28, 2017 - 4:11 pm

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.

The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure

September 15, 2017 - 3:37 pm

Work-related asbestos exposure resulted in approximately $2.35 billion in costs for newly diagnosed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in 2011.

National Day of Mourning – April 28th

April 27, 2017 - 1:34 pm

The National Day of Mourning honours workers who have lost their lives, been injured or suffered illness as a result of their work.

Government of Canada to ban asbestos

December 15, 2016 - 9:20 am

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

October 24, 2016 - 10:37 am

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

OCRC designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

August 08, 2016 - 10:11 am

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 …

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

June 23, 2016 - 3:28 pm

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 safety at work on the farm

June 13, 2016 - 10:58 am

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

CAREX Canada hosts Burden of Occupational Cancer Symposium in BC

May 26, 2016 - 11:40 am

An event report and fact sheets are now available.

Canada ‘moving forward’ on asbestos ban, Justin Trudeau says

May 11, 2016 - 10:01 am

On May 10, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government has made a commitment to move forward on an asbestos ban in Canada.

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