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.
The Canadian Environmental Law Association concludes that Canadians need better legal protection from radon gas, a known carcinogen.
IARC recently evaluated the carcinogenicity of fluoro-edenite, silicon carbide fibres and whiskers, and carbon nanotubes.
Read a blog post by Dr. Paul Demers about workplace exposures that can cause lung cancer.
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 …