Skin cancer and school-based prevention

The landmark ComPARe study reaffirms that skin cancer is a major health issue in Canada, that requires strong efforts in prevention. Elementary and secondary schools are an important context for reducing this burden of skin cancer, alongside other settings. While it may take a while for schools to return to usual routines and develop new…

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Radon and your home

Tweet Radon is an invisible, colourless and odourless gas that is found naturally in the earth’s crust. It’s diluted by the outdoor air, so we are only exposed to very small amounts of it when we spend time outside. But during the cold winter months when we tend to stay indoors, radon seeping in from…

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About the ComPARe study

The Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer (ComPARe) study estimates the number and percentage of cancer cases in Canada caused by modifiable lifestyle, environmental and infectious agent risk factors. The ComPARe study also estimates how changes to these risk factors through prevention could affect the number of cancer cases in the future.