CAREX Canada. Carcinogenicity of night shift work: Data gaps and research challenges (2020) [PDF]

  • Reviews available literature on the carcinogenicity of night shift work and identifies the main data gaps and challenges in this area of research



CAREX Canada. Setting an Occupational Exposure Limit for Diesel Engine Exhaust in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities (2019) [PDF]

  • Examines the regulatory landscape for occupational diesel engine exhaust exposure in Canada, identifies key barriers and facilitators to setting and complying with occupational exposure limits (OEL), and recommends an OEL to protect worker health 



CAREX Canada. Indicators of exposure to known and suspected carcinogens in the environment: Data priorities and recommendations (2013) [PDF]

  • Outlines important data gaps in estimating the number of Canadians exposed to substances associated with cancer in community environments



CAREX Canada. Priority environmental carcinogens for surveillance in Canada: Preliminary priority list (2008) [PDF]

  • Summarizes the methods and results of our prioritization process for known and suspected environmental carcinogens

CAREX Canada. Priority occupational carcinogens for surveillance in Canada: Preliminary priority list (2008) [PDF]

  • Summarizes the methods and results of our prioritization process for known and suspected occupational carcinogens


Peer Reviewed Articles


Larsen K, Black P, Palmer AL, Sheppard AJ, Jamal S, Plain S, Peters C. “Screening-level assessment of cancer risk associated with ambient air exposure in Aamjiwnaang First Nation.” Int J Environ Health Res 2020:1-12.

Larsen K, Black P, Rydz E, Nicol AM, Peters CE. “Using geographic information systems to estimate potential pesticide exposure at the population level in Canada.” Environ Res 2020;191:110100.

Rydz E, Harper A, Leong B, Arrandale VH, Kalia S, Forsman-Phillips L, Holness DL, Tenkate T, Peters CE. “Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure among outdoor workers in Alberta, Canada.” Environ Res 2020(11):109902.

Palmer AL, Telfer JM, Peters CE, Nicol A. “Identifying Priorities for Communicating a Large Body of Research for Impact.” Scholarly and Research Communication 2020;11(2):1-22.

Ge CB, Kim J, Labrèche F, Song C, Heer E, Arrandal VH, Pahwa M, Peters CE, Demers PA. “Estimating the burden of lung cancer in Canada attributed to occupational radon exposure using a novel exposure assessment method.” Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2020.

Rydz E, Hall AL, Peters CE. “Prevalence and recent trends in exposure to night shift work in Canada.” Ann Work Expo Health 2020;64(3):270-281.


Pahwa M, Labreche F, Kim J, Harris MA, Song C, Peters CE, Arrandale VH, Davies HW, McLeod CB, Demers PA. “The impact of shift work on breast cancer: results from the burden of occupational cancer in Canada study.” Am J Ind Med 2019.

Peters CE, Pasko E, Strahlendorf P, Holness DL, Tenkate T. “Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure among outdoor workers in three Canadian provinces.” Ann Work Expo Health 2019.

Labrèche F, Kim J, Song C, Pahwa M, Ge CB, Arrandale VH, McLeod CB, Peters CE, Lavoué J, Davies HW, Nicol AM, Demers PA. 2019. “The current burden of cancer attributable to occupational exposures in Canada.” Prev Med 2019;122:128-139.

Silva Paulo M, Adam B, Akagwu C, Akparibo I, Al-Rifai RH, Bazrafshan S, Gobba F, Green AC, Ivanov I, Kezic S, Leppink N, Loney T, Modenese A, Pega F, Peters CE, Prüss-Üstün A, Tenkate T, Ujita Y, Wittlich M, John SM. “WHO/ILO work-related burden of disease and injury: Protocol for systematic reviews of occupational exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation and of the effect of occupational exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation on melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.” Environ Int 2019;126:804-815.

Tenkate T, Adam B, Al-Rifai R. Chou BR, Gobba F, Ivanov I, Leppink N, Loney T, Pega F, Peters CE, Prüss-Üstün A, Silva Paulo M, Ujita Y, Wittlich M, Modenese A. “WHO/ILO work-related burden of disease and injury: Protocol for systematic reviews of occupational exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation and of the effect of occupational exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation on cataract.” Environ Int 2019;125:542-553.

Sauvé JF, Davies HW, Parent MÉ, Peters CE, Sylvestre MP, Lavoué J. “Development of Quantitative Estimates of Wood Dust Exposure in a Canadian General Population Job-Exposure Matrix Based on Past Expert Assessments.” Ann Work Expo Health 2019;63(1):22-33.

Rydz E, Arrandale VH, Peters CE. “Population-level estimates of workplace exposure to second hand smoke in Canada.” Can J Public Health 2019;111(1):125-133


Peters CE, Palmer AL, Telfer J, Ge CB, Hall AL, Davies HW, Pahwa M, Demers PA. “Priority setting for occupational cancer prevention.” Saf Health Work 2018;9(2):133-139.

Neathway C, Nicol AM, Ma L. “Experiences with BC First Nations community-based radon testing: Successes and lessons learned”Environ Health Rev 2018; 61(2):28-34.

Kim J, Peters CE, Arrandale VH, Labrèche F, Ge CB, McLeod CB, Song C, Lavoué J, Davies HW, Nicol AM, Pahwa M, Demers PA. “Burden of lung cancer attributable to occupational diesel engine exhaust exposure in Canada.” Occup Environ Med 2018.

Mofidi A, Tompa E, Spencer J, Kalcevich C, Peters CE, Kim J, Song C, Mortazavi SB, Demers PA. “The economic burden of occupational non-melanoma skin cancer due to solar radiation.” J Occup Environ Hyg 2018.


Phipps E, Nicol AM, Giesbrecht D, Cooper K, Baytalan G, Bush K. “Call for action on radon in child care settings.” Environ Health Rev 2017;60(3):77-81.

Hall AL, Demers PA, Astrakianakis G, Ge C, Peters CE. “Estimating national-level exposure to antineoplastic agents in the workplace: CAREX Canada findings and future research needs.” Ann Work Expo Heal 2017;61(6):656-658.

Hon CY, Peters CE, Jardine KJ, Arrandale VA. “Historical occupational isocyanate exposure levels in two Canadian provinces.” J Occup Environ Hyg 2017;14(1):1-8.


Setton E, Veerman B, Erickson A, Deschenes S, Cheasley R, Poplawski P, Demers PA, Keller CP. “Identifying potential exposure reduction priorities using regional rankings based on emissions of known and suspected carcinogens to outdoor air in Canada.”Environ Health 2015;14:69.

Nicol AM, Rideout K, Barn P, Ma L, Kosatsky, T. “Radon: public health professionals can make a difference.” Environ Health Rev 2015;58(1):7-8.

Peters CE, Ge CB, Hall AL, Davies HW, Demers PA. “CAREX Canada: an enhanced model for assessing occupational carcinogen exposure.” Occup Environ Med 2015;72(1):64-71.


Hall AL, Peters CE, Demers PA, Davies HW. “Exposed! Or not? The diminishing record of workplace exposure in Canada.” Can J Public Health 2014;105(3):214-217.

Hystad P, Brauer M, Demers PA, Johnson KC, Setton E, Cervantes-Larios A, Poplawski K, McFarlane A, Whitehead A, Nicol AM. “Geographic variation in radon and associated lung cancer risk in Canada.” Can J Public Health 2014;105(1):4-10.


Hall AL, Davies HW, Demers PA, Nicol AM, Peters CE. “Occupational Exposures to Antineoplastic Drugs and Ionizing Radiation in Canadian Veterinary Settings: Findings From a National Surveillance Project.” Can J Public Health 2013;104(7):460-465.

Labrèche F, Duguay P, Ostiguy C, Boucher A, Roberge B, Peters CE, Demers PA. “Estimating occupational exposure to carcinogens in Quebec.” Am J Ind Med 2013;10:1002.

Setton E, Hystad P, Poplawski K, Cheasley R, Cervantes-Larios A, Keller CP, Demers PA. “Risk-based indicators of Canadians’ exposures to environmental carcinogens.” Environ Health 2013;12(1):15.


Peters CE, Nicol AM, Demers PA. “Prevalence of exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on the job in Canada.” Can J Public Health 2012;103(3):223-226.

Hystad P, Demers PA, Johnson KC, Brook J, van Donkelaar A, Lamsal L, Martin M, Brauer M. “Spatiotemporal air pollution exposure assessment for a Canadian population-based lung cancer case-control study.” Environ Health 2012;11:22.


Hystad P, Setton E, Cervantes A, Poplawski K, Deschenes S, Brauer M, Martin R, van Donkelarr A, Lamsal, L, Jerrett, M, Demers, P. “Creating National Air Pollution Models for Population Exposure Surveillance in Canada.” Environ Health Perspect 2011;119(8):1123-1129.

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