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Further information

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Please find below a selection of organisations and websites for further information about environmental causes of cancer.

While we only link to sites we believe offer credible, evidence-based information, we cannot guarantee this information is correct or up-to-date.

For more online cancer resources go to Online information and resources

Carcinogens information

IARC Monographs
Authoritative determinations of carcinogenic hazard - evaluation of the evidence that particular agents cause cancer in humans.

Report on Carcinogens
US National Toxicology Program summary of data concerning the carcinogenicity of specific substances.

Environmental Health Perspectives
Leading peer-review journal addressing toxic effects of pollutants. Many articles free.

National Industrial Chemical Notification and Assessment Scheme
Commonwealth statutory scheme assessing industrial chemicals for their health, environmental effects and safe use.

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Regulatory and other information concerning agents used in Australia.

Toxic Use Reduction Institute (US)
Information, case studies and services aimed at reducing toxic chemical use by local businesses.

Toxic Use Reduction Institute's Cleaner Solutions Database (US)
Search laboratory test results to find alternatives to solvent cleaners.

Occupational health and safety

Safe Work Australia
National independent agency for occupational health and safety information and policy.

Barriers and enablers to control of hazardous chemicals in SME (2006)
Safe Work Australia review of the barriers and enablers to control of hazardous chemicals in small to medium-sized enterprises.

National Hazard Exposure Worker Surveillance - Sunlight Report (2010)
Safe Work Australia report on control measures provided in workplaces to eliminate, reduce or control worker exposure to direct sunlight.

Cancer Council's guide to sun protection in the workplace
Guide to workplace skin cancer prevention.

EU Agency for Safety and Health report (2009)
Review of the occupational safety and health and economic performance in small and medium-sized enterprises.

Essential elements of effective workplace programs and policies for improving worker health and wellbeing (US)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health guide to assist employers establish effective workplace programs that sustain and improve employee health.

National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee report
Technical report on the burden of occupational disease and injury in New Zealand.


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