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New OCRC article: Exposure to multiple pesticides and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Researchers from the OCRC recently published a study on the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma imparted by exposure to multiple pesticides. The article, “Exposure to multiple pesticides and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men from six Canadian provinces,” is found here.

Free e-course helps healthcare providers recognize and prevent occupational cancer

People from all over the world encounter carcinogens in their workplace or environment, and sometimes this exposure will cause cancer. To help teach primary health care providers how to recognize and respond to these cancers, an e-course was developed by the National Committee on Environment and Occupational Exposures and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health …

OCRC study on ionizing radiation funded by the WSIB

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has funded the OCRC to conduct a feasibility study on the health risks among nuclear workers in Ontario who have been exposed to internal sources of ionizing radiation. For more information about this study, click here.

Health risks among nuclear workers in Ontario who have been exposed to internal sources of ionizing radiation: A feasibility study

Status: completed Purpose: The purpose of this study is to conduct a preliminary design and feasibility analysis for a future epidemiological study designed to quantify health risks among nuclear workers in Ontario who have been exposed to ionizing radiation from internal emitters. Significance: The nuclear industry has been and will continue to be an important industry …

New OCRC article: Exposure to pesticides among professional applicators

Dr. Shelley Harris, OCRC Scientist, recently had a study published on professional applicators’ exposure to pesticides. The article, “National Study of Exposure to Pesticides among Professional Applicators: An Investigation Based on Urinary Biomarkers”, is found on PubMed.

Practicum students recruited to OCRC

OCRC continues to recruit students to work on several occupational cancer research projects. In the spring/summer of 2011, several practicum students started working at OCRC, including Jill Hardt and Garthika Navaranjan, both from the M.P.H. in Epidemiology program at the University of Toronto. Jill is working on an occupational cancer surveillance project using the 1991-2006 …

Mesothelioma patterns and projections in Ontario and Canada

Significance: Mesothelioma is a rare but highly fatal cancer that is strongly linked to asbestos exposure in the workplace. In Canada, despite the introduction of asbestos regulation in the 1980s, the annual incidence rate and number of new cases of mesothelioma have been increasing steadily over the past years, and is expected to peak sometime …

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