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.

Radon in homes, schools, and workplaces: CELA finds legal protections lacking

November 25, 2014 - 11:34 am

The Canadian Environmental Law Association concludes that Canadians need better legal protection from radon gas, a known carcinogen.

IARC Monograph 111: Some nanomaterials and some fibres

November 25, 2014 - 11:07 am

IARC recently evaluated the carcinogenicity of fluoro-edenite, silicon carbide fibres and whiskers, and carbon nanotubes.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 19, 2014 - 11:54 am

Read a blog post by Dr. Paul Demers about workplace exposures that can cause lung cancer.

IARC announces two upcoming meetings on the carcinogenicity of certain pesticides

October 20, 2014 - 12:17 pm

The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Monograph Program evaluates the carcinogenicity of various agents to humans. IARC has announced that Meeting 112 and Meeting 113 will both evaluate the carcinogenicity of pesticides. Meeting 112 (March 2015) will evaluate some organophosphate insecticides and herbicides, while Meeting 113 (June 2015) will evaluate some organochlorine insecticides …