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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.

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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Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2020 special report on lung cancer

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.

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Quebec to lower acceptable limits of asbestos in any workplace

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). The new rules bring the province in line with norms already in place in Canada and throughout North America, the CNESST said.

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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 2020 e-Bulletin

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

Fall 2019 e-Bulletin

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

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

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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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