Children's Environmental Health

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Artificial turf: Contributions and limits of health research in decision making

Artificial turf continues to elicit public health concern as a potential risk to children’s health, which has prompted research investment to generate better and more comprehensive risk assessments.…
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Building Safe & Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach

The annual conference is designed to help attendees learn new methods of fostering safe, healthy and inclusive communities by showcasing the latest work and research within the realm of public health…
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From pipes and plumbing to little people: A comparison of sampling protocols for lead in school drinking water

This presentation was delivered at the 12th Annual CIPHI Saskatchewan Annual Professional and Development Seminar in Saskatoon (October 29-30, 2019) and a version of it was presented at the 85th…
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Human health risk assessments addressing artificial turf and crumb rubber

Public concern regarding the potential toxicological effects of exposure to artificial turf pitches has led to the publication of numerous human health risk assessments (HHRAs) on styrene-butadiene…
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Splash Parks: Understanding the Risk and Implementing Better Practice

This presentation was delivered at the 83rd CIPHI National Annual Education Conference and was created in conjunction with Chris Russell an Environmental Health Specialist from the BC Interior Health…
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Weighing the complex public health and community impacts of artificial turf

Why are people so concerned about artificial turf? Since 2015, when soccer coach Amy Griffin went public with her concerns about seemingly elevated cancer rates among young soccer players, parents…
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