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1 Knowledge translation through tailored summary packages: Sharing CAREX Canada's carcinogen surveillance resources Joanne Telfer, MPH Knowledge Translation Researcher Faculty of Health Sciences Simon Fraser University

2 Outline Review what knowledge and resources CAREX has to offer Outline rationale and objectives of summary packages Profile summary package content Highlight summary package users Conclusion 2

3 Overview 3

4 Knowledge Translation at CAREX Canada Objectives: Enhance access to and awareness of occupational and environmental exposure estimates, resources, and tools Build capacity to apply these estimates to cancer prevention research, programs, and policies Target audiences: Government ministries/agencies, workers’ compensation boards, professional groups, labour organizations, NGOs, and First Nations 4

5 Summary packages: Rationale Feedback revealed the need for a clear and tailored summary to support interpretation and application Packages aim to meet this need by: – Providing a useful and accessible guide to CAREX resources – Informing priority setting – Engaging new users – Supporting efforts to apply the resources in various research, practice, and policy contexts 5

6 Summary packages Summarize CAREX Canada data, resources, and tools Tailored for various audiences and contexts 6 Occupational  Industry sector (Wood Product Mfg, Construction, Mining)  Occupation (Welders)  Jurisdiction (BC, NS)  Cancer site (Lung) Environmental  Exposure pathway (Outdoor air, Indoor air)  Jurisdiction (NS, QC)  Population (First Nations)

7 Summary packages 7

8 Occupational summary packages: Prevalence estimates 8 Top 10 Prevalent carcinogen exposures for the construction industry, CAREX Canada Database, 2006

9 Environmental summary packages: Risk estimates 9

10 Summary packages: Tools and resources 10

11 Summary packages: Tools and resources 11

12 Summary packages: Tools and resources Quebec Ranked 1 st in Canada for total toxic emissions to air in 2006 Three highest amounts of toxic emissions: – Benzo[a]pyrene, Benzene, Arsenic Largest contributors to benzo[a]pyrene emissions: – Industrial emitters (9,264 kg) – Residential wood burning (1,628 kg) Largest emitter of benzo[a]pyrene to air: – Alcan, Usine Shawnigan (5773 kg) 12

13 Summary packages: Profile summaries Carcinogen profile summaries include: Background information Sources of exposure Exposure pathways Cancer and non- cancer health effects 13

14 Summary packages Packages also include: Exposure reduction strategies and resources Methods Data sources Strengths and limitations Additional resources 14

15 Summary package users British Columbia Building Trades WorkSafeBC Occupational Cancer Research Centre Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Cancer Care Nova Scotia Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization 15

16 Conclusion Let us know if you are interested in these or other summary packages for your organization 16 Occupational Industry sector (Wood Product Mfg, Construction, Mining) Occupation (Welders) Jurisdiction (BC, NS) Cancer site (Lung) Environmental Exposure pathway (Outdoor air, Indoor air) Jurisdiction (NS, QC) Population (First Nations)

17 Visit our website: Explore profiles, estimates, tools View video recordings of presentations on various topics us at with questions and Sign up for our e-Bulletin Follow us – and encourage colleagues to follow us – on twitter CAREX Canada – Ways to explore and connect


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