CAREX Canada’s new report reviews available literature on the carcinogenicity of night shift work and identifies the main data gaps and challenges in this area of research.
New report examines challenges and opportunities around setting an occupational exposure limit for diesel engine exhaust in Canada
CAREX Canada’s new report examines the regulatory landscape for workplace diesel engine exhaust exposure in Canada, identifies key barriers and facilitators to setting and complying with occupational exposure limits (OEL), and provides a health-based OEL recommendation.
The Sun Exposure in Outdoor Workers Project is looking for workplaces with outdoor workers to participate in a new study led by CAREX Canada’s co-Principal Investigator Dr. Cheryl Peters.
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.
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.
Canadian Cancer Society – This special report provides new, detailed estimates of lung cancer incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence in Canada. It also provides information on important and emerging issues related to lung cancer, such as risk factors, screening, treatment and equity.
Montreal Gazette – Quebec is lowering the acceptable limits of asbestos permitted to be in the air in any workplace. The new regulation would lower the acceptable limit to 0.1 fibres per cubic centimetre for all asbestos types, according to Quebec’s workplace safety board, the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST). Thebring the province in line with norms already in place in Canada and throughout North America, the CNESST said.
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.
IN THIS ISSUE
Spotlight on night shift work – New report on research challenges and publication on workplace estimates
Updating resources – Reducing workplace exposure to antineoplastic agents, new pesticide and ionizing radiation estimates
Communications update – Webinar recordings on workplace exposure to sun and antineoplastic agents now available
Recent publications – New publication on the burden of workplace radon exposure
IN THIS ISSUE
Spotlight on burden of occupational cancer – New report and fact sheets now available
Additions to the CAREX team – Welcome Shelby
Updating resources – New estimates for welding fumes, gasoline engine exhaust
Recent publications – New publication on occupational exposure to second-hand smoke
Communications update – Webinar recording on occupational lung cancer cases now online
Partner update – Supporting awareness and research during Radon Action Month
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
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