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Environmental immune disruptors, inflammation and cancer risk

Thompson PA, Khatami M, Baglole C, Sun J, Harris S, Moon E-Y, Al-Mulla F, Al-Temaimi R, Brown D, Colacci A, Mondello C, Raju J, Ryan E, Woodrick J, Scovassi I, Singh N, Vaccari M, Roy R, Forte S, Memeo L, Salem HK, Amedei A, Hamid RA, Lowe L, Guarnieri T, Bisson WH. Environmental immune disruptors, …

Assessing the carcinogenic potential of low dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment: the challenge ahead

Goodson III WH et al. Carcinogenesis 2015;36(Suppl 1):S254-S296.

Article: Identification of knowledge gaps regarding healthcare workers’ exposure to antineoplastic drugs

Dr. Chun-Yip Hon has published a review of the literature in North America versus Europe, in the journal Safety and Health at Work.

Article: Pharmacological interventions for sleepiness and sleep disturbances caused by shift work

A systematic review of interventions to reduce the effects of shift work on sleepiness and sleep disturbances was recently published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The article reviews the effects of pharmacological interventions such as melatonin and caffeine. Abstract Background: Shift work results in sleep-wake disturbances, which cause sleepiness during night shifts and reduce sleep length and quality in daytime sleep after the …

IRSST Report: Carcinogenic Substances – Exposure Profile of Québec Workers

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has published a report that documents the exposure of Québec workers to carcinogenic substances or conditions. The report estimates which substances the greatest number of workers are exposed, the industries where exposure is likely to occur, and the levels of exposure. This type …

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

The WSIB administers a compensation and insurance system for the employers and workers of Ontario.

IARC World Cancer Report 2014 – Effective prevention measures urgently needed

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has launched the World Cancer Report 2014, a collaborative report that describes many aspects of cancer research and control. One of the major findings of the report is that the burden of cancer is rapidly growing, and a greater focus on developing and implementing effective prevention strategies …

Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Integrated Health and Safety Strategy

The Ontario Ministry of Labour published the province’s first integrated workplace health and safety strategy on December 16, 2013. It was developed in consultation with business, labour, health and safety associations, and the Ontario public. The report will serve as a guide for setting priorities to prevent injuries and create a strong health and safety …

IRSST report: Sampling guide for air contaminants in the workplace

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has published an updated version of their report entitled Sampling guide for air contaminants in the workplace. It describes methods for quantifying workers’ exposure to hazardous substances in the air, in order to appropriately control these exposures. The report can be downloaded …

Health-care workers and antineoplastic drugs: Evaluating the risks and identifying determinants of exposure

Presented by Dr. Chun-Yip Hon on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at an Institute for Work & Health plenary. The presentation discusses antineoplastic agents (drugs used in chemotherapy) and the spread of contamination throughout the hospital medication system. The slides and a video of the presentation are available on the IWH website.

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