Publications & Reports

  1. Harrison, J.R. Effects of extreme temperatures on survival and population growth of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris) (Homoptera: Aphididea). Thesis submitted to Faculty of Graduate Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, July 1971.
  2. Harrison, J.R. and C.A. Barlow. Population growth of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris) (Homoptera: Aphididea) after exposure to extreme temperatures. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 65: 1011-1015, 1972.
  3. Harrison, J.R. and C.A. Barlow. Survival of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris) (Homoptera: Aphididea) at extreme temperatures. Can. Ent. 105:1513-1518, 1973.
  4. Wiberg, G.S. and J.R. Harrison. Editorial: Hazards of exposure to benzene. Canadian Medical Assoc. J., 119:997-998, 1978.
  5. Harrison, J.R. et al. Compressed Breathing Air. Canadian Standards Association (CSA Standard Z180.1-M1978). Published by Canadian Association, Rexdale, Ontario, February 1978.
  6. Harrison, J.R. et al. Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality - 1978. Supporting Documentation. 1980. Contributor to Criteria Review Documents: Antimony, Asbestos, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Mercury, Nitrate, Nitrite, Phenols, Phthalic Acid Esters, Selenium, Silver, Trihalomethanes and Zinc.
  7. Campbell, J. and J.R. Harrison. Editorial: Current status of Urea-Formaldehyde Foam Insulation. Can. Med. Assoc. Journal, 125:329-331, 1981.
  8. Harrison, J.R. et al. Report: Guidelines on toxic and hazardous chemicals used in educational institutions. Environmental Health Directorate Series (81-EHD-74), pp. 37, July, 1980.
  9. Harrison, J.R. Interaction of cadmium with lead and/or mercury in mammalian toxicology. Thesis submitted to the University of San Francisco, 1983.
  10. Harrison, J.R., Jamieson, J.W.S., MacGregor, D.J. Environmental Contaminants Act-Hazard Assessement Report on Cadmium. pps. 39. Health and Welfare Canada and Environment Canada, 1984.
  11. Harrison, J.R., Art Smart. Living Safety, pps. 26-29, winter 1983-84.
  12. Harrison, J.R. Health Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials. CAR-FAC News, 9(1), 11-13, 1984.
  13. Withey, J., Harrison, J.R. Health and Safety of Laboratory Workers in Canada - A code of Conduct. Department of National Health and Welfare, No. 85-EHD-114, 23 pps., 1985.
  14. Harrison, J.R., A Code of Conduct for Health and Safety in the Laboratory. Chemistry in Canada, 1987.
  15. Alper, A., Boyko, V., Harrison, J.R., Hollbach, N., Lloyd, D., Pépin, Y., Young C. Laboratory Safety Handbook. The Chemical Institute of Canada and Ordre des Chimistes du Québec. 79 pps., 1987.
  16. Harrison, J.R., McCann, M., Corkum, N. The Safer Arts - The Health Hazards of Arts and Craft Materials, pp. 39, Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1988.
  17. Harrison, J.R., Conservation Materials and their Potential Toxicity. The Science of Toxicology. Proceedings of Conservation in Archives. (International Symposium, Ottawa, Canada, May 10-12, 1988), pp. 263-272, 1989.
  18. Komsta, E., Secours, V.E., Chu, I., Valli, V.E., Morris, R., Harrsion, J., Baranowksi, E., and Villeneuve, D.C. Short-term toxicity of nine industrial chemicals. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 43:87-94, 1989.
  19. Harrison, John, Art Related Health Hazards: Artists Should Be Put in Picture. Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 140, pp. 702-703, March 15, 1989.
  20. Galarneau, D., Riedel, D., Harrison, J., Gregoire, Bertrand, N. Abstract: Residues of Arsenic, Chromium and Copper on and near outdoor structures built of wood treated with CCA type wood preservatives. American Chemical Society, 200th Annual Meeting. August 26-31, 1990.
  21. Gupta, S., McCann, M., Harrison, J. Health Hazards in the Arts and Crafts. Leonardo, Vol. 24, No.5 pp. 569-572, 1991.
  22. Gilman, A.P., Meek, B., and Harrison, J. PCBs, Dioxins, Aluminum, Asbestos: Proven Poisons or Pointless Panic. In: The Ontario College of Family Physicians, Annual Meeting, 20-23 November, 1991, Toronto, Ontario, 1991.
  23. Gupta, S., Caldwell, I., and Harrison, J.R. Health Hazards in Jewellery Making and Enamelling. Artscraft: 2(4), 1991.
  24. Riedel, D., Harrison, J., Galarneau, D., Gregoire, D.C., and Bertrand, N. Abstract: Residues of Arsenic, Chromium and Copper On and Near Outdoor Structures Built of Wood Treated with “CCA” Type Preservatives. In: Proc. 12th Annual Meeting, Canadian Wood Preserver’s Association, Vancouver, B.C., 1991.
  25. Gupta, S., Harrison, J.R. and Neumark, D., Children’s Art Safety “A Survey of Canadian Elementary School Art Programs”. Conference Proceedings: First World Congress on Arts Medicine, New York City, 1992.
  26. Gupta, S., Easson, E., Harrison, J., Myres, A. Art Teacher, Be Aware, 24 pps. Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1994.
  27. Pant, B.C., Harrison, J.R., Long, G.W., Gupta, S. Exposure to Lead in Stained Glass Work. An Environmental Evaluation. The Science of the Total Environment 141: pp.11-15, 1994.
  28. Gupta, S., Harrison, J., Rousseaux, C.G., Easson, E., Myres, A.W. A Survey of Health and Safety Practices in Canadian Elementary School Art Programs. Environmental Health Review, 39:No.1pp. 6-14, 1995.
  29. Hynes, T., Harrison, J., Bonitenko, E., Doronina, T.M., Baikowitz, James, M., Zinck, J.M. The Scientific Commission’s Assessment of the Impact of the Cyanide Spill at Barskaun, Kyrgyz Republic - May 20, 1998. Report MMSL 98-039 (CR), Natural Resources Canada, Sept. 1998.
  30. Harrison, J. Establishing the Office of Natural Health Products. Proceedings of Insight Conference: Nutraceuticals, Natural Health Products and Therapeutic Products. (Jan. 20-21, 2000, Toronto, Ont.), 11pps., 2000.
  31. Harrison, J. Chemical Hormesis and Homeopathy. Postgraduate ( D.H.M. ) Thesis, British Institute of Homoeopathy. 36 pps., Feb. 10, 2001.
  32. Harrison, John R. et al. Assessment of the JDAC Report Entitled: Executive Summary Human Health Risk Assessment : Rationale, Summary and Conclusions Report, North of Coke Ovens (NOCO) Areas, Sydney, NS”, Sept. 2001. Unpublished Report prepared for Roy Kwiatkowski, Chief, Environmental Health Assessment Office, Health Canada., July, 2001.
  33. Harrison, John R. Mercury; Your Health and the Environment, A Resource Tool. Unpublished Report prepared for Dr. Shalini Gupta, Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Scientist, Health Canada. Sept. 2002.
  34. Harrison, John R. Health Hazards for Visual Artists . Dispatch, vol.8, issue1, pps1-2, Feb. 2002.
  35. Richardson, G. M., Harrison, John R. Screening and Review of Contaminated Site Proposals from Federal Departments. Unpublished Report prepared for Roy Kwiatkowski, Environmental Health Assessment Office, Health Canada, April 30, 2003.
  36. Harrison, John R. An Analysis of Health Canada Laboratory Capacity in relation to a Chemical Emergency. Unpublished Report prepared for Dr. David Blakey, Director, Environmental Health Science Bureau, Health Canada. 52 pps., May 5, 2003.
  37. Harrison, John R. Chromium, Copper and Arsenic Pressure-Treated Wood and Playground Structures: An Overview of the Scientific Information on Health Risks. Prepared for the Canadian Institute of Treated Wood and published on the website 1-5 pps., August, 2003.
  38. Harrison, John R. Chemical Emergency Contacts for Health Canada-Safe Environments Programme Health Specialists. Unpublished Report prepared for D. Sokolowski, Chemical Response Unit, Health Canada, 14 pps., March 21, 2003.
  39. Harrison, John R. Kava Kava and Hepatotoxicity: A scientific safety assessment of the herb kava kava (Piper methysticum Forst.) in terms of potential liver toxicity and with particular reference to the use of the precautionary principle as a regulatory tool. October 27, 2003. Master Herbalist Thesis presented to the Dominion Herbal College, Burnaby, British Columbia.
  40. Michael G. Tyshenko, Jamie Benidickson, Michelle C. Turner, Lorraine Craig, Vic Armstrong , John Harrison , Daniel Krewski: Regulatory and Nonregulatory Strategies for Improving Children's Environmental Health in Canada, Part B: CriticalReviews , Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Volume 10, Issue 1 & 2 December 2006 , pages 143 – 156.

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