September 27, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring. Written by Rachel Carson, this book helped to launch the environmental movement by drawing attention to the environmental and public health issues related to pesticide use.
Read about OCRC research on the health effects of pesticides:
Cross-Canada study of pesticides and select cancers: New analyses
Pesticide use, immunologic conditions, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Canadian men in six provinces
Exposure to multiple pesticides and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma