IARC Monograph Volume 115: Some Industrial Chemicals

March 07, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Seven industrial chemicals were evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in February 2016.

Cancer causing chemicals prompt province-wide testing of nail salons

February 12, 2016 - 5:15 pm

CBC News reports that Manitoba will begin testing nail salons for formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals.

A new air quality monitoring system available for Toronto throughout Pan Am Games

July 10, 2015 - 4:59 pm

AirSENCE was developed by researchers at the University of Toronto to monitor air pollution.

Health Canada revises its position on the health risks of asbestos

July 06, 2015 - 11:49 am

An article in the Globe and Mail highlights the changes to Health Canada’s position on asbestos.

IARC evaluates the carcinogenicity of lindane, DDT, and 2,4-D

June 24, 2015 - 10:25 am

Lindane was classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. The evaluation of these three pesticides will be published in Volume 113 of the IARC Monographs.

IARC evaluates the carcinogenicity of five organophosphate pesticides

March 23, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, has been classified as Group 2A – probably carcinogenic to humans.

Canadian Cancer Society profiles mining research at OCRC

February 27, 2015 - 11:46 am

Dr. Victoria Arrandale is leading a project on exposure to carcinogens in the mining industry. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Cancer Society.

World Cancer Day 2015: Agencies call for more attention for work-related cancer

February 06, 2015 - 4:18 pm

World Cancer Day was held on February 4th, 2015. The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) both marked the day by calling for more attention and better prevention of work-related cancers.  

In the News: Asbestos revealed as Canada’s top cause of workplace death

December 19, 2014 - 3:06 pm

The Globe and Mail has published an article showing that asbestos exposure is the single largest cause of compensated workplace death claims.

Occupational exposure limits: results of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s 2013 and 2014 OEL consultations

December 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Updated regulations will come into effect on July 1, 2015.