Researchers believe toxic environmental exposures, including those at work, may be responsible for seven to 19 per cent of all cancers.
Prevention solutions exist. Their potential to help promote safer, healthier workplaces, communities and ecosystems is tremendous. Though, with a few bright exceptions, the will to embrace and implement them remains limited.
This issue will be the focus of an upcoming Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar in Toronto.
Science, Regulation and a Cancer Free Economy
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
480 University Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 350, Toronto
Dr. David Kriebel, Co-Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, Professor and Chair of University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Work Environment, will lead the seminar. He will shed light on a “quiet revolution” in green chemistry involving the creation, use and promotion of safer chemicals and products.
He will also explore why the revolution remains “quiet” while workers and the public continue to be exposed to deadly chemicals.
The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario, Occupational Cancer Research Centre and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease.
This free seminar is open to all. Those interested can attend in person, by webinar or teleconference.
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For our part, the WHSC offers a number of training programs
to help workplace parties understand their legal duties and responsibilities related to harmful working conditions including cancer causing exposures. Many of these same programs offer essential insight into workplace efforts needed to identify and eliminate or reduce harmful exposures. To learn more contact the WHSC and ask to speak with a training services representative.