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.
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.
CAREX Canada’s newest tool, eRISK Online, is now available. This interactive tool allows users to explore the cancer risk associated with exposures to known and suspected carcinogens in the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The CAREX Canada team monitors evaluations by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as part of our ongoing surveillance of Canadians’ exposures to known and suspected carcinogens. IARC recently assessed the carcinogenicity of five organophosphate pesticides: glyphosate, malathion, diazinon, tetrachlorvinphos, and parathion.
As part of our ongoing surveillance of Canadians exposures to carcinogens, the CAREX team monitors evaluations by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In October 2014, IARC gathered 21 experts from 10 countries to evaluate whether a selection of nanomaterials and fibers cause cancer.
Thanks to a collaborative effort with scientists from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, our occupational exposures team was able to estimate the levels of exposure to diesel engine exhaust in Canadian workplaces. Results show the majority of workers exposed to diesel exhaust are in the low exposure category, with a significant number at risk for moderate to high exposure.
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