Seven industrial chemicals were evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in February 2016.
CBC News reports that Manitoba will begin testing nail salons for formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals.
AirSENCE was developed by researchers at the University of Toronto to monitor air pollution.
An article in the Globe and Mail highlights the changes to Health Canada’s position on asbestos.
Lindane was classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. The evaluation of these three pesticides will be published in Volume 113 of the IARC Monographs.
Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, has been classified as Group 2A – probably carcinogenic to humans.
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 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.
The Globe and Mail has published an article showing that asbestos exposure is the single largest cause of compensated workplace death claims.
Updated regulations will come into effect on July 1, 2015.