OCRC Resources

Occupation and risk of prostate cancer in Canadian men: A case-control study across eight Canadian provinces

This study presents associations between occupation, industry and prostate cancer, while accounting for individual level factors.

Historical occupational isocyanate exposure levels in two Canadian provinces

A newly created exposure database was available containing occupational isocyanate measurements spanning 1981-1996 from Ontario and British Columbia (BC)-two of the largest provinces in Canada.

The Burden of Occupational Cancer: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure in Ontario

Dr. Paul Demers discussed key results from the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario report as part of the IWH Speaker Series.

From awareness to action: Sudbury, mining and occupational disease in a time of change

Kramer DM, Holness DL, Haynes E, McMillan K, Berriault C, Kalenge S, Lightfoot N. Work 2017:58(2);149-162.

Report: Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario – Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure

This report focuses on the most common carcinogens found in Ontario workplaces and their contribution to cancer. It was released on October 4, 2017.

The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure

Tompa E, Kalcevich C, McLeod C, Lebeau M, Song C, McLeod K, Kim J, Demers PA. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017.

Controlling diesel particulate matter in underground mines

A visual guide to the strategies available for controlling diesel particulate matter in underground mining.

Pesticide exposures and the risk of multiple myeloma in men: An analysis of the North American Pooled Project

Presutti R, Harris SA, Kachuri L, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa M, Blair A, Zahm SH, Cantor KP, Weisenburger DD, Pahwa P, McLaughlin JR, Dosman JA, Freeman LB. International Journal of Cancer. 2016;139(8):1703-1714.

Natural resource-based industries and prostate cancer risk in Northeastern Ontario: a case-control study

Sritharan J, Demers PA, Harris SA, Cole DC, Kreiger N, Sass-Kortsak A, Lightfoot N. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016.

Colorectal Cancer Resources

Information on occupational exposures that increase the risk of colorectal cancer.