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Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada

The Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada, published by Health Canada in April 2013, summarizes the results of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Cycle 2 (2009-2011). The CHMS is a joint initiative of Statistics Canada, Health Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to collect information from Canadians about …

AGRICOH: A consortium of agricultural cohorts

Leon ME, Beane Freeman L, Douwes J, Hoppin J, Kromhout H, Lebailly P, Nordby KC, Schenker M, Schüz J, Waring S, Alavanja M, Annesi-Maessano A, Baldi I, Dalvie A, Ferro G, Fervers B, Langseth H, London L, Lynch C, McLaughlin J, Merchant J, Pahwa P, Sigsgaard T, Stayner L, Wesseling C, Yoo K, Zahm S, …

Soft-tissue sarcoma and pesticides exposure in men: Results of a Canadian case-control study

Pahwa P, Karunanayake CP, Dosman JA, Spinelli JJ, McLaughlin JR, Cross-Canada Group. Soft-tissue sarcoma and pesticides exposure in men: Results of a Canadian case-control study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011;53(11):1279-1286.   OBJECTIVES: The objective was to investigate the putative associations of specific pesticides with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). METHODS: A Canadian population-based case-control study …

IARC Monographs Volume 102: Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. The Working Group classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). Lancet Oncology summary IARC Monographs 102: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields  More information on how IARC classifies carcinogens and the …

IARC Monographs Volume 100F: Chemical Agents and Related Occupations

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of a number of chemical agents and related occupations. As well as specific chemical agents, the monograph also reviews broader exposure circumstances, such as occupational exposure during coal-tar distillation, aluminum production, iron and steel founding, painting, …

IARC Monographs Volume 100D: Radiation

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of radiation, including solar and ultraviolet radiation, gamma radiation and x-rays, neutron radiation, and internalized radionuclides that emit alpha or beta particles. The Working Group classified all types of ionizing radiation as carcinogenic (Group 1). This …

IARC Monographs Volume 100C: Arsenic, Metals, Fibres, and Dusts

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of arsenic, metals, fibres, and dusts. Download IARC Monographs Volume 100C: Arsenic, Metals, Fibres, and Dusts

Occupational exposure to silica and lung cancer: pooled analysis of two case-control studies in Montreal, Canada

Vida, S., Pintos, J., Parent, M.-E., Lavoue, J., Siemiatycki, J. Occupational exposure to silica and lung cancer: pooled analysis of two case-control studies in Montreal, Canada. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2010; 19(6):1602-1611. BACKGROUND: Respirable crystalline silica is a highly prevalent occupational exposure and a recognized lung carcinogen. Most previous studies have focused on selected …

Exposures in painting-related occupations and risk of lung cancer among men: results from two case-control studies in Montreal

Ramanakumar, A.V., Parent, M.-E., Richardson, L., Siemiatycki, J. Exposures in painting-related occupations and risk of lung cancer among men: results from two case-control studies in Montreal. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 68(1):44-51. BACKGROUND: Evidence that painters may be at risk for lung cancer comes mainly from analyses on job titles rather than on specific exposures …

Lung cancer risk associated with occupational exposure to nickel, chromium VI, and cadmium in two population-based case-control studies in Montreal

Beveridge, R., Pintos, J., Parent, M.-E., Asselin, J., Siemiatycki, J. Lung cancer risk associated with occupational exposure to nickel, chromium VI, and cadmium in two population-based case-control studies in Montreal. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2010; 53:476-485. BACKGROUND: Nickel, chromium VI, and cadmium have been identified as lung carcinogens in highly exposed cohorts. The purpose …

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