Archives For: 2016
IARC Monographs Volume 113: 2,4-D and Some Organochlorine Insecticides
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2016.
Government of Canada to ban asbestos
On December 15, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it will move forward to ban asbestos and all asbestos-containing products by 2018.
“14th Report on Carcinogens” – National Toxicology Program
Released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on November 3, 2016.
IARC Monograph 117: Carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol and some related compounds
Pentachlorophenol, an insecticide and wood preservative, was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).
Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2016-2017
The seminars are open to everyone, and can be attended in person or by webinar. Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease in the Ontario mining industry
Complete. This study examined the chronic respiratory disease and cancer experience of an Ontario hard rock mining cohort in relation to occupational factors.
Occupational exposure in Ontario nail salons
Complete. This study characterized worker exposure to a variety of occupational hazards in the nail salon environment, including chemicals, ergonomics and stress.
Investigation of exposure to flame retardants among electronic waste recycling workers
Complete. This study characterized the inhalation and skin exposure of electronic waste recycling workers to flame retardants, and tested a new method of measuring exposure.
Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls
Complete. The findings from this study improve our understanding of the nature and the extent of diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls, and the effectiveness of existing control measures.
Pesticide exposures and the risk of multiple myeloma in men: An analysis of the North American Pooled Project
Presutti R, Harris SA, Kachuri L, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa M, Blair A, Zahm SH, Cantor KP, Weisenburger DD, Pahwa P, McLaughlin JR, Dosman JA, Freeman LB. International Journal of Cancer. 2016;139(8):1703-1714.