Research


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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)

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)

This study is complete. Results from this project have been summarized and published in the Reviews on Environmental Health journal.

Leveraging environmental reporting databases to assess occupational and environmental exposures

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.

Radon Survey of Workplaces in Ontario

In progress. The main objective of this study is to collect data to assess where hazardous levels of radon are present in Ontario workplaces in order to target prevention efforts.

Diesel Engine Exhaust Exposure in the Ontario Construction Industry

In progress. The goal of this study is to measure levels exposure to diesel engine exhaust among workers in the Ontario construction industry.

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).

Investigating the Occupational Etiology of Prostate Cancer in Canadian Workers

In progress. This project is to investigate the relationship between occupation, industry, and prostate cancer risk in Canadian workers.

Lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease in the Ontario mining industry

This study aims to create a research platform to estimate the risk of lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease among Ontario miners.

Occupational exposure in Ontario nail salons

In progress. The goal of this study is to characterize worker exposure to a variety of occupational hazards in the nail salon environment, including chemicals, ergonomics and stress.

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