Exposure to crystalline silica in Canadian workplaces and the risk of kidney cancer

Occupational and Environmental Medicine – The causes of kidney cancer are not well understood although occupational exposures are thought to play a role. Crystalline silica is a known human carcinogen, and despite previous links with kidney disease, few studies have investigated its association with kidney cancer. Researchers addressed this knowledge gap using a population-based case-control study of Canadian men. Their study did not find that occupational exposure to crystalline silica increases risk of kidney cancer in men.
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‘Like being in prison’: Neighbours worry while province studies cancer rate near former Domtar site

The Chronicle Herald – Residents near the former Domtar site say they feel there’s nothing they can do while the province looks into why that area has elevated rates of breast, endometrial and lung cancer compared to the rest of Alberta. Last spring, residents near the 37-hectare former Domtar Inc. wood-treatment operation received letters warning their homes were near land contaminated primarily with dioxins and furans.
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Mortality risk and fine particulate air pollution in a large, representative cohort of U.S. adults

Environmental Health Perspectives – Epidemiological and related evidence implicates exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution as contributing to cardiopulmonary disease, lung cancer, and infant mortality, as well as the global burden of disease. This study observed, in a large, representative, contemporary cohort of U.S. adults, that long-term exposure to PM2.5 air pollution was associated with elevated risks of early mortality.
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Consulting on the future of chemicals management in Canada

Health Canada – Health Canada is exploring ways to enhance the protection of workers from exposure to chemicals by integrating and leveraging the information, tools, and/or technical expertise of the Chemicals Management Plan and Health Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Products Program. The purpose of this consultation is to solicit feedback on the proposed elements and activities outlined in the report.
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Carcinogenicity of night shift work

The Lancet Oncology – In June, 2019, 27 scientists from 16 countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, to evaluate of the carcinogenicity of night shift work. The Working Group classified night shift work in Group 2A, “probably carcinogenic to humans”, based on limited evidence that is causes breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer in humans, sufficient evidence of cancer in experimental animals, and strong mechanistic evidence.
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