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Recent trends in the industrial use and emission of known and suspected carcinogens in Ontario, Canada
BACKGROUND: In 2010, Ontario, Canada's most populous province, implemented its Toxics Reduction Act, Ontario Regulation 455/09 (TRA), which requires four major manufacturing and mineral processing industry groups that already report releases of pollutants federally to the National Pollutant Release Inventory to additionally track, account and report their use and creation. The TRA was modeled after the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989, which has been very successful and reported significant reduction in toxic use and carcinogen release. METHODS: Data from the TRA were retrieved...
Nouvelle fiche pour repérer les cancérogènes
Une nouvelle fiche d'aide au repérage (FAR) de produits cancérogènes vient d'être publiée, concernant l'entretien des espaces verts. Par ailleurs, 15 fiches FAR et une fiche FAS existantes viennent d'être mises à jour. La liste complète des 87 fiches actuellement disponibles dans la collection des FAR ou des FAS (aide à la substitution) est également proposée. Source:
Opportunities for cancer prevention: trends in the use and release of carcinogens in Massachusetts
The report draws on 20 years of data collected from industries reporting to the Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Act program to assess trends in the use and release of chemicals associated with cancer. The analysis shows that reported use and releases of carcinogens among Massachusetts companies have decreased dramatically over time. Reported use declined 32% from 1990 to 2010, and reported releases declined 93% from 1991 to 2010. The report also groups the chemicals by their links with eleven specific types of cancer: bladder; brain and central nervous system; breast; kidney; leukemia; liver;...
Nouvelles fiches pour repérer et substituer les cancérogènes
3 nouvelles fiches d'aide au repérage ou à la substitution d’agents cancérogènes sont actuellement disponibles. Par ailleurs, 19 fiches existantes viennent d’être mises à jour (dont 3 refondues, notamment celle concernant la substitution du perchloroéthylène). Source :

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