BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations 2016
Ryan Hammel, étudiant au BCIT en santé environnementale
Alyssa Zambon, étudiant au BCIT en santé environnementale
The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.
Speaker: Ryan Hammel, BCIT Environmental Health Student
Abstract: Kombucha tea is prepared through fermentation at room temperature during which acidic by-products are produced, lowering the overall pH of the tea. Though the pH eventually reaches levels below 4.6, potential food safety issues have been identified. The relationship of pH and time during fermentation at both room and refrigeration temperatures was investigated to better assess these food safety issues.
Abstract: This research project focuses on EHO's knowledge of sensory deprivation tanks. Age, geographic location where EHOs worked, and the number of years they have been in the field, were compared to knowledge scores they achieved by completing a simple online questionnaire.