Built Environment


Recognizing the health impacts of the natural and human-made surroundings in which we live, work, and play.

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Legionella

Legionella is an opportunistic premise plumbing pathogen (OPPP) that can cause illnesses including Pontiac fever and Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia named after an outbreak that resulted in…
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Linking practice with research: Building a public health evidence base for health and the built environment

UW/UBC/SFU/UVic Annual Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Conference 2014
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Local food environment policies: Identifying opportunities to support healthy food choices

The NCCEH Healthy Built Environment Online Forum Webinar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange through presentations and discussions on a variety of built environment…
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Make our communities healthier with better air quality during and post-pandemic: CANUE

The abrupt change in our lives brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is and will continue to affect us all deeply.  There are obvious changes of limited movement and social interaction with many…
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Making the Most of Residential History

It's a fact - people move! Join our panel of experts to hear more about how this impacts environmental health research, and how you can take advantage of residential history data now in Canada's…
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Mapping the Built Environment: Peel Public Health’s Healthy Development Mapping and Monitoring Project

The impact of the built environment on health and chronic disease outcomes is increasingly being recognized. The Region of Peel – Public Health has been at the forefront of collaborating with…
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Mapping the Built Environment: Peel Public Health’s Healthy Development Mapping and Monitoring Project

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…
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March 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories.Editor’s PicksAfter searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the…
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Massive Carbon Monoxide Exposure Event in a Primary School

On January 14, 2019, a massive carbon monoxide exposure event occurred in a Montreal-area primary school. The event appears to have been caused by a faulty heating system and there are still…
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Moving Beyond the Farebox: Rethinking how we move, how resilient our systems are, and what the future of our communities looks like

Why was our public transit infrastructure under threat of financial collapse because of COVID-19? Are we funding our priorities sustainably? Has COVID-19 highlighted system vulnerabilities that…
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Moving the needle on local climate action: Sackville’s Mayor’s Roundtable on Climate Change

Located on the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people along the Bay of Fundy, Sackville, New Brunswick is vulnerable to many climate risks, including increased extreme weather events, sea-level…
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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Public Health Surveillance of Housing Conditions: Recent Data From Montreal and Thoughts on Improving Impacts on Policy

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…
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NCCEH Ron de Burger Student Award Winners for 2018

Presentation 1: Exploring the Relationship between the Built Environment and Social Isolation and Loneliness: Implications for Public Policy Summary: Purported to be as much of a risk factor for…
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NCCEH Ron de Burger Student Award Winners

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…
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Nematodes for Pest Control

A provincial Health Ministry has been asked by the Ministry of the Environment to advise on the health risks associated with use of nematodes to control the cranberry girdler, an insect that has been…
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Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) - Ecohealth in Action: Achieving Health and Well-being through Greenspace

Join us on November 9th in Toronto for our biennial workshop, Ecohealth in Action: Achieving Health and Well-being through Greenspace!Our biennial, interactive workshop will include five round-table…
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Participatory urban planning: an approach to foster the development of healthy built environments

Are you interested in working collaboratively to design healthy, active, and equitable communities? Do you want to expand your professional practice, push the conventions of citizen engagement, and…
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Phosphine Poisoning as an Unintended Consequence of Bed Bug Treatment

Recent news on Canadian fatalities linked to the inappropriate use of phosphine for bed bug control underlines the need for public health practitioners to be aware of the issue.
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Prevention, identification, and treatment options for the management of bed bug infestations

In the past decade, bed bug infestations have been increasing worldwide. Historically, studies have failed to provide evidence for the transmission of human diseases through bed bugs, but recent…
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