Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring mineral fibres. It was historically used in many commercial applications, including insulation in buildings, brake pads, cement pipe, gaskets, and textiles.
Asbestos causes several diseases including cancers of the lung, larynx, and ovaries, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
Mesothelioma: Epidemiology and Prognosis
Occupational Cancer and Asbestosis among Asbestos-Exposed Workers in Ontario
Asbestos exposure in schools
Highlighting important respiratory diseases identified in Ontario workers through the ODSS
On April 28th, we remember and honour people who have lost their lives, been injured or suffer from illness due to their work.
The primary purpose of this project was to update our understanding of mesothelioma incidence in Canada, and to examine the changing patterns and time trends. As well, this project examined geographic and clinical determinants of survival in Ontario and British Columbia.