Carcinogens in the News

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 of these newsletters, or both, below.

Asbestos-related workplace deaths not declining as expected

Saskatoon Star Phoenix - Asbestos has been recognized as a carcinogen for decades and was formally banned in Canada last year, but because of its abundance and the long latency period between exposure and contracting a disease, it continues to kill Saskatchewan workers. Exposures are likely continuing due to old buildings laced with asbestos undergoing demolition and renovations.
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Reducing social inequalities in cancer: evidence and priorities for research

IARC - A new scientific publication from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) examines the global problem of social inequalities in cancer. The publication highlights the large variations in cancer incidence, survival, and mortality that exist between countries and, within countries, between social groups.
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Health Canada says it will set cap on arsenic in food

CBC News - Health Canada says it will launch a months-long consultation process this year on setting a maximum level of arsenic allowed in food, including baby cereal. Currently, there is no hard limit on arsenic in food in Canada and the U.S., despite existing regulations in Europe. Read more »

IARC Monographs: Pentachlorophenol and Some Related Compounds

IARC - Volume 117 of the IARC Monographs is now available online. Pentachlorophenol was classified as carcinogenic to humans, aldrin, dieldrin, and 3,3’,4,4’-tetrachloroazobenzene were classified as probably carinogenic to humans, and 2,4,6- trichlorophenol was classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Read more»

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