NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series

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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series was created with the intention of building the capacity of environmental health professionals through presentations on current and emerging topics. A short Q&A session follows each presentation. All seminars are FREE.

The sessions are conducted in English from 12 to 1 pm (PST), and are recorded for later viewing. Participants are eligible to receive CIPHI Continuing Education Credits. Webinar instructions will be provided at the time of registration. If you have any suggestions for seminar topics, please contact us.

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these presentation are those of the presenters, and do not necessarily reflect those of the NCCEH or the Public Health Agency of Canada.


Upcoming Seminars

Surface Cleaning and Disinfection in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Surface Cleaning and Disinfection in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 17th @ 12-1PM PDT
Speaker: Tina Chen
Cost: FREE

Fomite transmission is acknowledged as one of the potential transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2. Thus, appropriate cleaning and disinfection of surfaces is one of the non-pharmaceutical control measures recommended by public health. However, while adequate cleaning and disinfection may be important to sever this chain of transmission of COVID-19, excessive cleaning and disinfection has led to an increase in accidental exposure to harmful cleaning and disinfection by-products due to heightened concerns about SARS-CoV-2 persisting on food, food packaging, and environmental surfaces. Improving public health practitioners’ understanding of appropriate cleaning and disinfection practices and the risks of misuse and overuse of disinfectant products would help to guide public health recommendations in public and private settings.

Presenter: Tina Chen is a certified public health inspector and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Waterloo, with a focus on environmental health. As one of the Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientists at the NCCEH, Tina is involved in knowledge synthesis and translation of research evidence on a variety of environmental health issues to support practitioners and policy-makers. She also regularly facilitates NCCEH webinars and helps to promote networking among environmental health practitioners across Canada.


System requirements

Citrix GoToMeeting web conferencing system is used to broadcast the webinars. Audio is delivered via a teleconferencing system. During Q&A, you will be able to ask questions via the text-chat box.

Please test your computer’s system compatibility before the webinar to make sure all the requirements are met and you have enough time to update your system if needed. Google Chrome is the recommended browser.

Archived Seminars



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