New interactive eWORK Online tool on occupational exposures now available
We are pleased to announce that our newly updated eWORK Online tool is now available. eWORK Online is an interactive tool for exploring CAREX Canada’s occupational exposure estimates to known and suspected carcinogens.
Asbestos memorial unveiled in Vancouver, BC
A memorial, to honour the thousands who have died and continue to die from asbestos exposure, was unveiled on September 22, 2022, at the Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver.
Carcinogen exposures in young and new workers: Assessing the evidence
CAREX Canada’s new research assesses the evidence on carcinogen exposures in young and new workers and identifies workplaces where they might be at higher risk of exposures.
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.
Sun Exposure in Outdoor Workers Project looking for participants in Alberta
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.
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.
Lung cancer – Priority carcinogens
This list of occupational and environmental lung carcinogens was drawn from IARC’s List of Classifications with sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans, filtered for priority exposures according to CAREX Canada’s exposure estimate results.
Traffic-related air pollutants – priority carcinogens
Approximately one third of the Canadian population is exposed to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) where they live. This list of known and suspected TRAP carcinogens was drawn from IARC’s List of Classifications, filtered for priority exposures according to CAREX Canada’s exposure estimate results.
CAREX hosts “Radon Exposure in Nova Scotia” workshop in Halifax
In late May CAREX Canada gathered stakeholders working on radon gas in Nova Scotia to discuss exposures in the region and what is being done to reduce them.
WHO designates Collaborating Centre on Occupational and Environmental Health
The Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) have designated the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), Cancer Care Ontario as a Collaborating Centre on Occupational and Environmental Cancer based on their work with CAREX Canada.
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