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Announcements

Radon in schools: A summary of testing efforts across Canada

Testing is the only way to know if radon levels are elevated and remediation is required. Given that children and staff spend a considerable amount of time indoors in schools – where radon levels can build up over time – the CAREX Canada team sought to investigate radon testing in schools across Canada.

Carcinogens in the News

Carcinogens in the News is a monthly digest of media articles, government reports, and academic literature related to the carcinogens we’ve classified as important for surveillance in Canada.

Disparities in toxic heavy metal exposures correlated with increased risk of breast cancer among minority populations

Medical Xpress – Among women in Chicago, African Americans and Hispanics were exposed to higher levels of ambient toxic heavy metals compared with non-Hispanic whites, and this increased exposure correlated with increased incidence of breast cancer, according to preliminary results presented at a recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference.
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Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada

Occupational Cancer Research Centre – Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada presents estimates of occupational exposure and the associated burden of cancer by industry, as well as exposure reduction strategies for the most common occupational carcinogens in Canada. A major feature of the report is the evidence-based policy recommendations directed at government, occupational health and safety systems, employers and non-governmental organizations.
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Exposure to welding fumes, hexavalent chromium, or nickel and lung cancer risk

American Journal of Epidemiology – To investigate lung cancer risk of welding fumes, hexavalent chromium, and nickel, researchers analyzed data from two German case-control studies. They developed a welding-process exposure-matrix from measurements of these agents, which was linked with welding histories from a job-specific questionnaire to calculate cumulative exposure variables. They found that welding fumes, hexavalent chromium, and nickel may contribute independently to the excess lung cancer risk associated with welding.
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e-Bulletins

The CAREX Canada e-Bulletin is a biannual summary of the project news. This includes details on upcoming webinars, new publications, updates to estimates and tools, and more.

Spring 2019 e-Bulletin

IN THIS ISSUE
Spotlight on CAREX news – CAREX Canada launches new website

Recent publications – New burden of cancer results now available, Sun Safety at Work Canada project results and new sun research in Alberta

Partner update – Expanding CAREX through international collaborations

Communications update – Two occupational disease websites launched

Other updates – New Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control released

Fall 2018 e-Bulletin

IN THIS ISSUE
Spotlight on radon – School testing increases in Canada, CELA publishes law and policy scan

Additions to the CAREX team – Welcome Chantal

Updating resources – New profile developed for carbon nanotubes, summaries for emerging issues

Communications update – Asbestos ban established in Canada

Recent publications – ON-DECK study results on occupational exposure and kidney cancer

May 2018 e-Bulletin

IN THIS ISSUE
Spotlight on diesel engine exhaust – Upcoming webinar and burden of workplace cancer 

Team news – Renewal and new appointment

Updating resources – Updated occupational estimates for silica and shiftwork, new profile for furan 

Partner update – Comic on cancer education for First Nations youth 

Communications update – Canadian Air Pollutant Inventory, economic burden of workplace sun exposure 

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The CAREX Canada team offers two regular newsletters: the biannual e-Bulletin summarizing information on upcoming webinars, new publications, and updates to estimates and tools; and the monthly Carcinogens in the News, a digest of media articles, government reports, and academic literature related to the carcinogens we’ve classified as important for surveillance in Canada. Sign up for one or both of these newsletters below.

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