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Occupational cancer is the leading cause of work-related fatalities in Ontario

An Ontario Cancer Fact comparing the number of work-related fatalities due to occupational cancer versus traumatic injuries and disorders, based on the number of accepted compensation claims.

OCRC Report: Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in Ontario workplaces: Opportunities to prevent and control exposure

OCRC has surveyed occupational exposure limits in Ontario and made recommendations for carcinogens that can have more rigorous limits.

OCRC Report: Workplace practices to address the health effects of shiftwork: OCRC and IWH stakeholder knowledge and needs survey results

OCRC and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) completed a survey to determine stakeholder needs and current knowledge of interventions to reduce the health effects of shiftwork.

Pesticide use, immunologic conditions, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Canadian men in six provinces

Pahwa M, Harris SA, Hohenadel K, McLaughlin JR, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa P, Dosman JA, Blair A. International Journal of Cancer 2012; 131(11):2650-2659.

Video: Paul Demers discusses occupational cancer and the role of the OCRC

On October 18, 2011, Dr. Paul Demers presented at the Research Exchange Series at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga.  He was interviewed on the current state of knowledge of occupational cancer, and the goals of the OCRC and CAREX Canada in cancer research and prevention.  

Wood Dust Exposure and the Risk of Cancer

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on November 28, 2011 as part of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Toronto. This presentation reviews what is known about exposure to different types of wood dust and the risk of cancer, especially sinonasal cancers.

Exposure to multiple pesticides and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Hohenadel K, Harris SA, McLaughlin JR, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa P, Dosman JA, Demers PA, Blair A. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2011; 8(6):2320-2330.

Surveillance of mesothelioma and workers’ compensation in British Columbia, Canada

Kirkham TL, Koehoorn MW, McLeod CB, Demers PA. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011; 68(1):30-35.

Exposure to pesticides and metal contaminants of fertilizer among tree planters

Gorman Ng M, Stjernberg E, Koehoorn M, Demers PA, Davies HW. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2011; 55(7):752-763.

Occupational Cancer and the Research Program of the OCRC and CAREX Canada

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on October 18, 2011 as part of the Research Exchange Series at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga. This presentation outlines our current understanding of workplace carcinogens and the research priorities of the OCRC and CAREX Canada.

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