Many occupational exposures can increase the risk of lung cancer, including dusts and fibres, metals, chemicals, gases, and complex mixtures.
Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Non-Malignant Respiratory Disease in Sudbury Nickel Refinery and Electrowinning Workers
The Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS) for Ontario Workers
Using the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act for targeted cancer-specific prevention strategies (TRA)
Occupational Cancer and Asbestosis among Asbestos-Exposed Workers in Ontario
Lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease in the Ontario mining industry
Highlighting important respiratory diseases identified in Ontario workers through the ODSS
This study will update a subset of the Vale Ontario nickel workers cohort; specifically, refinery and electrowinning workers employed in the Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery (CCNR). The goals of the study are to update the cohort to include workers employed up to 2019, extend follow up for cancer incidence to 2019, and add cardiovascular disease and non-malignant respiratory disease incidence for 1991-2019. This updated cohort will be used to assess the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease among these workers.