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Radon

Bissett, R.J., McLaughlin, J.R. Radon. Chronic Diseases in Canada, 2010; 29(Supplement 1):38-50. Radon is a radioactive gas that emanates from uranium-bearing soil and porous rock. Although radon is most highly concentrated in areas of high uranium concentration, the presence of trace amounts of uranium in most ground sources means that all humans are exposed to …

Occupational exposures and Hodgkin lymphoma: Canadian case-control study

Karunanayake, C.P., Singh, G.V., Spinelli, J.J., McLaughlin, J.R., Dosman, J.A., McDuffie, H.H., Pahwa, P. Occupational exposures and Hodgkin lymphoma: Canadian case-control study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2009; 51(12):1447-1454. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to study the association between Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and occupational exposures related to long-held occupation among males in Canada. METHODS: A …

Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and melatonin among rotating shift nurses

McPherson, M., Janssen, I., Grundy, A., Tranmer, J., Richardson, H., Aronson, K.J. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and melatonin among rotating shift nurses. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 53(7):716-721. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of physical activity and sedentary behavior on melatonin levels in a group of rotating shift nurses. METHODS: Physical activity and …

The influence of light at night exposure on melatonin levels among Canadian rotating shift nurses

Grundy, A., Tranmer, J., Richardson, H., Graham, C.H., Aronson, K.J. The influence of light at night exposure on melatonin levels among Canadian rotating shift nurses. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, September 2011. BACKGROUND: Shift work has been identified as a risk factor for several cancer sites in recent years, with melatonin as a potential intermediate …

A population-based case-control study of occupational exposure to acids and the risk of lung cancer: evidence for specificity of association

Soskolne, C.L., Jhangri, G.S., Scott, H.M., Brenner, D.R., Siemiatycki, J., Lakhani, R., Gerin, M., Dewar, R., Miller, A.B., Risch, H.A. A population-based case-control study of occupational exposure to acids and the risk of lung cancer: evidence for specificity of association. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2011; 17(1):1-8. Occupational exposure to strong inorganic acid …

Work-time sun behaviours among Canadian outdoor workers: results from the 2006 National Sun Survey

Marrett, L.D., Pichora, E.C., Costa, M.L. Work-time sun behaviours among Canadian outdoor workers: results from the 2006 National Sun Survey. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2010; 101(4):I19-22. The objective of the study was to describe summer work-related sun behaviours among Canadian outdoor workers. Information on time in the sun and sun protection practices at work …

Incorporating Occupational Information in Electronic Health Records: Letter Report

The Committee on Occupational Information and Electronic Health Records, appointed by the Institute of Medicine at the request of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has recently investigated the feasibility of incorporating occupational information into electronic health records. The resulting report, including recommendations on how to achieve this goal, was published by …

“12th Report on Carcinogens” – National Toxicology Program

The Twelfth Edition of the Report on Carcinogens (2011), published by the National Toxicology Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a science-based public health document that identifies and discusses agents, substances, mixtures, or exposure circumstances that may pose a hazard to human health by virtue of their carcinogenicity. This edition …

IARC Monographs Volume 98: Painting, Firefighting, and Shiftwork

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of painting, firefighting and shiftwork. Download IARC Monographs Volume 98: Painting, Firefighting, and Shiftwork

The Economic Burden of Occupational Cancers in Alberta

Alberta Health Services published a report in June 2010 on “The Economic Burden of Occupational Cancers in Alberta”. This study looked at the burden of occupational cancers in Alberta, including the numbers of workplace-related cancers and an estimate of their associated economic costs. Link to the full report here.

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