Package Summaries

CAREX Canada’s package summaries are a useful guide for those looking to better understand – and reduce or eliminate – the known or suspected carcinogens that Canadians are exposed to in workplace and community environments. Assembling various CAREX Canada data, tools and resources, these summaries “package” information in various ways; so far we’ve developed summaries by occupation, industry, province, route of exposure, population, cancer site, and exposure source.

A sample of package summaries on occupational exposures is available for viewing below. Have a topic that could be addressed with a package summary? Please get in touch with us at

Province Summaries

Provides an overview of the exposures that workers in a particular province may experience on the job.

Industry Summaries

Provides an overview of the exposures that workers in key Canadian industries may experience on the job.

Occupation Summaries

Provides an overview of the exposures that workers in particular occupations may experience on the job.

Cancer Site Summaries

Looks at occupational exposures associated with particular cancer sites.

Exposure Source Summaries

Looks at environmental exposures associated with particular sources.

Partner Summaries

Developed with partner organizations to explore exposures of interest. These include an occupational health package for the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and a fact sheet package on asbestos, diesel engine exhaust, crystalline silica, and solar radiation prepared for a recent symposium on the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)‘s Burden of Occupational Cancer project.

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