Research


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.  

Regional and sector-specific patterns of occupational and environmental exposures (TRA)

Completed. This was a pilot project whose goal was to assess the feasibility of creating regional occupational and environmental health profiles for Ontario.

Using the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act for targeted cancer-specific prevention strategies (TRA)

Complete. This study used data from Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act to assess trends in industrial carcinogen use and release.

Leveraging environmental reporting databases to assess occupational and environmental exposures

Dormant. This project aims to evaluate the performance of the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) and to explore the feasibility of using data from the TRA and NPRI databases as a surveillance tool for occupational and environmental exposures.