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Lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease in the Ontario mining industry

This study aims to create a research platform to estimate the risk of lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease among Ontario miners.

Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls

Status: in progress Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide an understanding of the nature and the extent of diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls, and to identify the effectiveness of existing control measures that have been implemented to decrease exposure. Background: Firefighters are at risk of exposure to many different carcinogens …

Asbestos exposure in schools

The primary goal of the study is to determine the potential for asbestos exposure among custodial workers in Ontario schools, and custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos.

Strengthening occupational carcinogen surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean

This project aims to enhance estimates of exposure to occupational carcinogens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Creation of an Ontario mining exposure database

The OCRC is creating a database of exposure measurements collected in mines in Ontario that will serve as a valuable tool for surveillance and prevention in the Ontario mining industry.

Sun Safety at Work Canada: Outdoor worker sun safety

The Sun Safety at Work Canada project will develop a nationally-applicable sun safety program for outdoor workers to help prevent skin cancer and heat illness.

North American Pooled Project: pesticides, agricultural exposures, and cancer

The objective of the North American Pooled Project is to assess the effects of exposure to specific pesticides and other agricultural factors in association with different cancer types.

The Toronto lung cancer case-control study and SYNERGY project

The goal of this project is to examine associations between multiple occupational exposures and smoking within a Toronto-based lung cancer case-control study, and to contribute data to an international pooled case-control study.

Wood dust and sinonasal cancer in Canada

This study investigates occupational exposure to wood dust and the rate of sinonasal cancers in Ontario and across Canada.

Exposures to emerging environmental contaminants and risk of breast cancer in young women: A case-control study using biomarkers of exposure

This study will evaluate the associations between polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure and the risk of breast cancer in young women.

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