Asbestos


Occupational Cancer and Asbestosis among Asbestos-Exposed Workers in Ontario

In progress. This project is to examine lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease risk among registrants in the Ontario Asbestos Workers Register (AWR).

Asbestos exposure in schools

In progress. The primary goal of the study is to determine the potential for asbestos exposure among custodial workers in Ontario schools, and custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos.

Evaluation of prevention strategies for reducing the burden of cancer in the Ontario construction industry

In progress. This study will estimate the number of future cancers being generated by current exposures in the Ontario construction industry, and evaluate a series of prevention strategies.

From awareness to taking action: Exploring the impact of heightened awareness of workplace exposures in Sarnia and Sudbury

The objective of this study is to understand what encourages workplaces to reduce workers’ exposures to carcinogens, and to investigate whether heightened social awareness and community pressure can encourage workplace-level change.

Completing the picture: Collecting workplace exposure information from community health clinics’ patients

The goal of this study is to determine whether it is feasible within a clinical setting to ask workers about their current occupational exposures and risks in order to provide a means to identify people potentially exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous situations in the workplace.

The human and economic burden of occupational cancer in Canada

This study will estimate the number of cancers and cancer deaths occurring in Canada due to occupational exposure to carcinogens, and the economic costs of these cancers.

Systematic review of occupational cancer prevention efforts

To summarize existing evidence on the effectiveness of occupational cancer prevention efforts, such as substance bans, reductions and substitutions, and the use of personal protective equipment.

Making the link between exposure to asbestos and respiratory cancer in the clinical setting: What are the steps?

The goal of this project is to make the link between workers’ exposure to asbestos and their respiratory cancer by asking patients about their work history.