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Momentum grows for a national ban on asbestos

April 29, 2016 - 2:36 pm

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.

National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2016 - 10:06 am

Each year on April 28th, Canadians honour the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illnesses as a result of occupational incidents and exposures.

Asbestos banned in new construction, renovations of federal buildings

April 15, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Public Services and Procurement Canada has banned the use of asbestos in construction and renovation of federal buildings under its jurisdiction.

Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos

March 28, 2016 - 10:09 am

Article by Tavia Grant, The Globe and Mail

IARC Monograph Volume 115: Some Industrial Chemicals

March 07, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Seven industrial chemicals were evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in February 2016.

Cancer causing chemicals prompt province-wide testing of nail salons

February 12, 2016 - 5:15 pm

CBC News reports that Manitoba will begin testing nail salons for formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals.

A new air quality monitoring system available for Toronto throughout Pan Am Games

July 10, 2015 - 4:59 pm

AirSENCE was developed by researchers at the University of Toronto to monitor air pollution.

Health Canada revises its position on the health risks of asbestos

July 06, 2015 - 11:49 am

An article in the Globe and Mail highlights the changes to Health Canada’s position on asbestos.

IARC evaluates the carcinogenicity of lindane, DDT, and 2,4-D

June 24, 2015 - 10:25 am

Lindane was classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. The evaluation of these three pesticides will be published in Volume 113 of the IARC Monographs.

IARC evaluates the carcinogenicity of five organophosphate pesticides

March 23, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, has been classified as Group 2A – probably carcinogenic to humans.

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