Research


Now recruiting workplaces for radon testing!

We are recruiting public buildings and small businesses to join a study of radon in workplaces. Eligible participants will receive free radon testing.

Now recruiting paramedics!

Join our respirator fit test study to find out how well your respirator fits during simulated life support tasks.

Validation of respirator fit testing for emergency workers during simulated life support tasks – project summary

Status: In progress Purpose: This is an experimental study where we aim to compare respiratory fit with two protocols: i) the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard fit testing protocol and ii) a simulated work fit testing protocol using a set of paramedic tasks. We also aim to identify factors associated with passing a standard and …

Assessing new methods for measuring occupational exposure to flame retardants

In progress. The goal of this study is to explore two new methods for measuring occupational exposure to flame retardants.

Estimating external chemical exposures and disease pathways from biomonitoring data

In progress. This study uses mechanistic modeling and “omics” tools to estimate external chemical exposures and disease pathways using biomonitoring data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Non-Malignant Respiratory Disease in Sudbury Nickel Refinery and Electrowinning Workers

In progress. This study will examine cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease incidence in a cohort of Ontario nickel workers.

COVID-19 Occupational Risks, Seroprevalence and Immunity among Paramedics in Canada (CORSIP)

In progress. The goal of this study is to investigate COVID-19 risk factors, infection, vaccination and immunity among paramedics in Ontario and BC.

McIntyre Powder Study

Complete. This study examined the risk of neurological disease among Ontario miners who were exposed to McIntyre Powder.

Mesothelioma: Epidemiology and Prognosis

Complete. This project examined changing patterns and trends in mesothelioma incidence in Canada, as well as determinants of survival in Ontario and BC.

Applications of the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act for exposure surveillance

This study is complete. A report summarizing the results from this study has been submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Labour.