Chemical Health Hazards

Chemical hazards can cause acute or chronic negative health effects from short- or long-term exposure. These chemicals are found in outdoor environments, as well as indoor environments including the home, workplace and schools. Health effects can range from skin and eye irritation to cancer and chronic diseases affecting the heart, lung, brain and other organs. We provide expertise and resources on measuring, monitoring and addressing chemical hazards.



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. 

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Updated 8 April 2019