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Uranium was mined extensively in Ontario beginning in the mid-1950s. By 1959, 23 mines were in full operation, and thousands of miners were employed to extract uranium ore from deep underground mines. Since then, there has been considerable interest in the long-term health and safety of these miners. To date, a number of important findings have been documented regarding adverse health impacts on this cohort, including excess in lung cancer mortality. Although uranium is no-longer being mined in Ontario, this seminar will focus on how data from this cohort can continue to provide evidence needed to inform issues relating to etiology and radiation protection.
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Presenter: Dr. Minh Do
Minh T Do received his Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa followed by a Doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. After obtaining his PhD, Minh went on to do post-doctoral training at the Centre for Environmental Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona Spain. Minh has been part of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) since its inception. He is currently working with the OCRC on research projects relating to ionizing radiation including the Ontario uranium miners.
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