Food safety is the science of handling, preparing and storing food to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. Food contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances can cause many illnesses. In Ontario, the five most commonly reported types of bacteria causing foodborne illness are campylobacter, listeria, salmonella, E. coli and Yersinia.
OEH seminar: Prostate cancer and metal exposures in the Atlantic PATH cohort
This presentation reviews the evidence for prostate cancer and occupational associations, with a focus on metal exposures. It also presents the initial findings from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) cohort using analysis of toenail samples for metals and the association with prostate cancer.