This report, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, summarizes the diesel exhaust exposure levels assessed in 12 fire halls in Ontario.
The researchers examined lung cancer risk among bricklayers within SYNERGY, a large international pooled analysis of case-control studies on lung cancer and the joint effects of occupational carcinogens.
To assess the independent effects of duration and intensity of exposure on cancer risk, the researchers explored effect modification of the association of cumulative exposure and cancer risk by intensity of exposure.
The SYNERGY project database was used to assess welding as a risk factor for developing lung cancer.
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.
In progress. This project is to examine lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease risk among registrants in the Ontario Asbestos Workers Register (AWR).
Tompa E, Kalcevich C, McLeod C, Lebeau M, Song C, McLeod K, Kim J, Demers PA. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017.
Completed. The goal of the study was to assess custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos through an online survey.
Vida, S., Pintos, J., Parent, M.-E., Lavoue, J., Siemiatycki, J. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2010; 19(6):1602-1611.
Ramanakumar, A.V., Parent, M.-E., Richardson, L., Siemiatycki, J. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 68(1):44-51.