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Lung cancer risk in never-smokers: a population-based case-control study of epidemiologic risk factors

Brenner, D.R., Hung, R.J., Tsao, M-S., Shepherd, F.A., Narod, S., Rubenstein, W., & McLaughlin, J.R. Lung cancer risk in never-smokers: a population-based case-control study of epidemiologic risk factors. BMC Cancer, 2010; 10:285. BACKGROUND: We conducted a case-control study in the greater Toronto area to evaluate potential lung cancer risk factors including environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) …

Occupational exposures in emergency medical service providers and knowledge of and compliance with universal precautions

Harris, S.A. and Nicolai, L.A. Occupational exposures in emergency medical service providers and knowledge of and compliance with universal precautions. American Journal of Infection Control, 2010; 38(2):86-94. BACKGROUND: Little is known about compliance with universal precautions (CUP) or occupational exposures to blood and body fluids among Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. The objective of this …

Filing for workers’ compensation among Ontario cases of mesothelioma

Payne, J.I., Pichora, E. Filing for workers’ compensation among Ontario cases of mesothelioma. Canadian Respiratory Journal 2009; 16:148-52. BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: For many types of cancer, disease attribution to occupational exposures is difficult. Mesothelioma, however, is a ‘sentinel’ occupational cancer associated with asbestos exposure. The present study linked workers’ compensation claims data with cancer registry data to …

Maternal occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and the risk of brain cancer in the offspring

Li, P., McLaughlin, J., Infante-Rivard, C. Maternal occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and the risk of brain cancer in the offspring. Cancer Causes Control 2009; 20(6):945-55. BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: To examine the contribution of maternal occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) shortly before and during pregnancy on the incidence of childhood …

Fish and shellfish consumption estimates and perceptions of risk in a cohort of occupational and recreational fishers of the Chesapeake Bay

Harris, S.A., Urton, A., Turf, E., and Monti, M. Fish and shellfish consumption estimates and perceptions of risk in a cohort of occupational and recreational fishers of the Chesapeake Bay. Environmental Research 2009; 109(1):108-15. ABSTRACT: Exposure to persistent, bioaccumulating substances, through the consumption of contaminated fish is of concern in human populations. Consumption may be …

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