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).
Complete. This project examined changing patterns and trends in mesothelioma incidence in Canada, as well as determinants of survival in Ontario and BC.
This study is complete. A report summarizing the results from this study has been submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Completed. This was a pilot project whose goal was to assess the feasibility of creating regional occupational and environmental health profiles for Ontario.
Complete. This study used data from Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act to assess trends in industrial carcinogen use and release.
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.
Complete. This project examined cancer and chronic respiratory disease risk among workers in the Ontario Asbestos Workers Register.
In progress. This project will launch a new system for occupational health surveillance through the linkage of existing administrative databases to identify jobs and work-related factors that can pose health risks to Ontario workers.
Dormant. This project aims to enhance estimates of exposure to occupational carcinogens in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In progress. The OCRC is creating a database of exposure measurements collected in mines in Ontario that will serve as a valuable tool for surveillance and prevention in the Ontario mining industry.