Archives For: 2018


Lung cancer risk among bakers, pastry cooks and confectionary makers: the SYNERGY study

The authors studied lung cancer risks among bakers and baking-related occupations in the SYNERGY pooled case-control database from 16 countries.

Lung cancer risk among hairdressers: a pooled analysis of case-control studies conducted between 1985 and 2010

Our objective was to evaluate the lung cancer risk among hairdressers while adjusting for smoking and other confounders in a pooled database of 16 case-control studies conducted in Europe, Canada, China, and New Zealand between 1985 and 2010.

Recent trends in the industrial use and emission of known and suspected carcinogens in Ontario, Canada

Slavik CE, Kalenge S, Demers PA. Recent trends in the industrial use and emission of known and suspected carcinogens in Ontario, Canada. Reviews on Environmental Health 2017 Sept.

Silica exposure in a mining exploration operation

Arrandale VH, Kalenge S, Demers PA. Silica exposure in a mining exploration operation. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2017 Dec.

Toxic metals, prostate cancer link being researched

A new study is being conducted at the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine to investigate a potential link between toxic metals such as cadmium, arsenic and prostate cancer. It is a collaboration between Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study and the University of British Columbia. Click …

Prostate cancer in firefighting and police work: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies

A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate potential associations between firefighting and police occupations, and prostate cancer incidence and mortality.

Infographic: Proper use of respirators in mines and mining plants

This infographic on respirator use was developed by Workplace Safety North.

Occupation and risk of prostate cancer in Canadian men: A case-control study across eight Canadian provinces

This study presents associations between occupation, industry and prostate cancer, while accounting for individual level factors.

Historical occupational isocyanate exposure levels in two Canadian provinces

A newly created exposure database was available containing occupational isocyanate measurements spanning 1981-1996 from Ontario and British Columbia (BC)-two of the largest provinces in Canada.

Occupational Cancer and Asbestosis among Asbestos-Exposed Workers in Ontario

Complete. This project examined cancer and chronic respiratory disease risk among workers in the Ontario Asbestos Workers Register.