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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.

Priorities for IARC Monographs during 2010-2014

An Advisory Group to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a report in June 2008 on the recommended agents and exposures that the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans series should evaluate during 2010-2014. Find the full monograph here.

“Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk” – President’s Cancer Panel

The U.S. President’s Cancer Panel’s 2008-2009 annual report, “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now” was published in April 2010. The panel looked at the state of environmental cancer research, policy, and programs addressing the effects of environmental exposures on cancer and made recommendations for concrete actions to reduce cancer risks. Find the …

National study of exposure to pesticides among professional applicators: an investigation based on urinary biomarkers

Harris, S.A., Villeneuve, P.J., Crawley, C.D., Mays, J.E., Yeary, R.A., Hurto, K.A., & Meeker, J.D. National study of exposure to pesticides among professional applicators: an investigation based on urinary biomarkers. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2010; 58(18):10253-61. Epidemiologic studies of pesticides have been subject to important biases arising from exposure misclassification. Although turf applicators …

A model to predict 24-Hour urinary creatinine using repeated measurements in an occupational cohort study

Kroos, D., Mays, J.E., and Harris, S.A. A model to predict 24-Hour urinary creatinine using repeated measurements in an occupational cohort study. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2010; 20(6):516-525. ABSTRACT: Creatinine measurements can be used to standardize urinary pesticide concentrations and to estimate “completeness” of urine collections. Published statistical models exist to predict …

Research Recommendations for Selected IARC-Classified Agents

A study has been published in Environmental Health Perspectives identifying research gaps and needs for twenty agents prioritized for review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). IARC has prioritized these agents based on evidence of widespread human exposures and potential carcinogenicity in animals or humans. Environmental Health Perspectives is a journal of the U.S. …

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