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Canada introduces new asbestos rules

January 29, 2018 - 10:57 am

Canada is proposing to prohibit the use, sale, import, and export of asbestos and asbestos-containing products.

Burden study highlighted by the Canadian Cancer Society, Québec Division

January 02, 2014 - 10:24 am

The Canadian Cancer Society, Québec Division (La Sociéte Canadienne du Cancer – Division du Québec) has highlighted the OCRC’s study on the burden of occupational cancer in the December 2013 issue of their newsletter. The article, titled “Quand le travail rend malade,” discusses the goals of the project, which is funded by a four-year, $1 million …

Leading cause of work-related deaths? Occupational cancer

September 09, 2013 - 10:58 am

OHS Insider – September 5, 2013 It’s easy to assume that the leading cause of work-related deaths must be something like falls from heights or confined space incidents. But according to a study by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre recently published in CMAJ Open, the leading cause of such deaths is actually occupational cancer. The goal …

Landmark study on bike safety by OCRC affiliated researcher, Prof. Anne Harris

February 22, 2013 - 9:45 am

Dr. Anne Harris, Assistant Professor at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University, recently published a study on bike safety., in conjunction with researchers from the University of British Columbia, University of Minnesota, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, and St. Michael’s Hospital. The study focused on how route infrastructure can affect …

New study examines the risk of breast cancer with potential exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals

November 21, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with hormones in the body.  This is important because changing hormone levels can impact the risk of breast cancer as well as other diseases.  A new study, conducted in Ontario, was recently published that examines the risk of breast cancer in industries with potential exposure to EDCs. Link to the …

OCRC receives funding from the Canadian Cancer Society to study the burden of occupational cancer

November 15, 2012 - 2:51 pm

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre will lead a Canada-wide study investigating the human and economic impact of workplace exposure to carcinogens. Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, the study will focus on 44 known or suspected carcinogens, and their links to many different types of cancer. To read more about the study and its potential …

Canada needs public registry of buildings containing asbestos

October 18, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Canadian Cancer Society (National Office) – Thursday October 18, 2012   The majority of Canadians – 82% – are sending a clear message that a public registry of buildings containing asbestos, including private homes, is important and 78% say it’s the responsibility of the federal government to create one, according to poll results released today …

Asbestos products still being imported to Ontario

October 04, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Marco Chown Oved Toronto Star – Monday September 24, 2012   Despite recent announcements in Ottawa and Quebec that suggest asbestos will soon be a thing of the past, products made of the cancer-causing mineral are still being imported and used in Ontario today. While the carcinogenic insulation is now being removed from buildings across …

Study examines breast cancer link to flame retardants

May 24, 2012 - 10:11 am

Andrew Vowles atGuelph – Thursday April 26, 2012 Probing links between breast cancer and a group of pollutants is the purpose of a new $846,000 study involving researchers from U of G, Toronto and Ottawa. The team has received a three-year grant from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute to look at brominated flame retardants, …

Sarnia could be a strong voice to prevent occupational cancers

April 11, 2012 - 10:04 am

Dr. Paul Demers spoke at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Breakfast in Sarnia, Ontario, to raise awareness of occupational cancer. As part of the trip, he also visited the Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers in Sarnia. His visit and the risks of occupational cancer, especially mesothelioma, were highlighted in Sarnia This Week on April …

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