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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.

Is a health environment a right? New CEPA bill says so

National ObserverA new law could soon see toxic chemicals undergo more rigorous assessments aimed at better protecting vulnerable Canadians, the Trudeau government has announced. The proposed bill would bring in sweeping changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). It would fast-track the regulatory process for particularly harmful chemicals, making it easier to restrict their use; encourage companies to avoid toxic chemicals entirely; and force manufacturers to be more transparent about the chemicals used in their products. Under the proposed bill, the federal government would “recognize” that every Canadian has a right to a healthy environment and have a duty to protect it.
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IAEA releases new safety report for veterinarians using radiation

International Atomic Energy Agency​ – The newly released IAEA report No. 104 Radiation Protection and Safety in Veterinary Medicine from the Safety Report Series, provides advice for professionals in veterinary uses of radiation to help them safely carry out their work. “In a fragmented regulatory landscape with different training requirements, this document is a clear step forward in the harmonization of the use of radiation sources in veterinary medicine,” said Kathelijne Peremans, a European specialist in veterinary diagnostic imaging based at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University, Belgium.
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Air pollutants cost Canada $120B a year: Health Canada

National Observer – Air pollutants have cost Canada $120 billion per year, according to recently released figures from Health Canada, a toll that roughly equals the value of all oil and gas exports. The health burden from pollutants in the air that come from industrial activities like oil and gas extraction, mining, manufacturing, construction, and transportation — as well as natural events like forest fires — contributed to 15,300 premature Canadian deaths in 2016, the most recent year figures are available.
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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 2022 e-Bulletin

Spotlight on our move to UBC – CAREX Canada now hosted at UBC, Dr. Peters’ new role

Updating resources – Wildfire smoke emerging issues summary

Recent publications – Young workers’ exposure to carcinogens and diesel engine exhaust in construction

Communications update – New webinar recordings on our occupational exposure estimates and sun safety, recent stories from our Carcinogens in the News digest

Fall 2021 e-Bulletin

Spotlight on occupational exposure estimates – Updates to our occupational exposure estimates, upcoming webinar

Team news – Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol’s changing role

Updating resources – Assessing carcinogen exposures in young and new workers, new profiles

Communications update – New pesticide webinar recording, overview video, and a podcast on radon

Recent publications – Cancer and the environment project, safe handling of antineoplastic drugs, and radon in schools

Spring 2021 e-Bulletin

Spotlight on CAREX resources – Newly designed interactive maps, harmonizing OELs in Canada

Recent publications – Sun protection behaviours, men and women at work, and pesticides

CAREX news – New grants awarded to study awareness of cancer causes, impact of sex and gender

Upcoming events – Webinar on pesticide exposures and EPICOH symposium 

Communications update – Recent stories from our Carcinogens in the News digest

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