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
www.carexcanada.ca
Outline
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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
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Overview
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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
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Summary packages: Rationale
• Feedback revealed the need for a clear and tailored
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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
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Summary packages
• Summarize CAREX Canada data, resources, and tools
• Tailored for various audiences and contexts
Occupational
Environmental
 Industry sector (Wood
 Exposure pathway (Outdoor
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Product Mfg, Construction,
Mining)
Occupation (Welders)
Jurisdiction (BC, NS)
Cancer site (Lung)
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air, Indoor air)
Jurisdiction (NS, QC)
Population (First Nations)
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Summary packages
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Occupational summary packages: Prevalence
estimates
Top 10 Prevalent carcinogen exposures for the construction industry, CAREX Canada Database, 2006
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Environmental summary packages: Risk estimates
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Summary packages: Tools and resources
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Summary packages: Tools and resources
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Summary packages: Tools and resources
Quebec
• Ranked 1st in Canada for total toxic
emissions to air in 2006
• Three highest amounts of toxic
emissions:
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Benzo[a]pyrene, Benzene, Arsenic
• Largest contributors to benzo[a]pyrene
emissions:
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Industrial emitters (9,264 kg)
Residential wood burning (1,628 kg)
• Largest emitter of benzo[a]pyrene to air:
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Alcan, Usine Shawnigan (5773 kg)
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Summary packages: Profile summaries
Carcinogen profile
summaries include:
• Background
information
• Sources of exposure
• Exposure pathways
• Cancer and noncancer health effects
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Summary packages
Packages also include:
• Exposure reduction
strategies and
resources
• Methods
• Data sources
• Strengths and
limitations
• Additional resources
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Summary package users
• British Columbia Building Trades
• WorkSafeBC
• Occupational Cancer Research
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Centre
Nova Scotia Department of Health
and Wellness
Cancer Care Nova Scotia
Pan American Health
Organization/World Health
Organization
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Conclusion
Occupational
Environmental
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Industry sector (Wood
Product Mfg, Construction,
Mining)
Occupation (Welders)
Jurisdiction (BC, NS)
Cancer site (Lung)
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Exposure pathway (Outdoor
air, Indoor air)
Jurisdiction (NS, QC)
Population (First Nations)
Let us know if you are interested in these or other
summary packages for your organization
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CAREX Canada – Ways to explore and connect
Visit our website:
• Explore profiles, estimates, tools
• View video recordings of presentations on various topics
Email us at [email protected] with questions and requests
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