What new Ontario-led research says about mesothelioma

TVO – New research suggests that older adults and women are getting mesothelioma in increasing numbers. “The really high asbestos exposures that people got in workplaces are becoming less common,” says Paul Demers, director of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre at Ontario Health. “But lower exposures from asbestos that’s in buildings where people are living in — that’s gradually escaping into the environment — will become more important over time.”

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Screening-level assessment of cancer risk associated with ambient air exposure in Aamjiwnaang First Nation

International Journal of Environmental Health Research – The manuscript reports findings from a screening-level assessment of cancer risk from outdoor air in Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Ambient air pollution can contribute to cardiovascular/respiratory diseases, and certain types of cancer. Outdoor air concentrations were mapped and the Lifetime Excess Cancer Risks (LECR) associated with long-term exposure to known carcinogens were estimated. ​

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