Contaminants and Hazards


Identifying hazards posed by infectious diseases, chemicals, radiation, and noise, in homes and personal service establishments.

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines: Partnering to Protect Public Health

Lead exposure contributes to cognitive impairments, behavioral problems and lowered IQ. While there is no safe level of lead exposure, lead can be found in dust in our homes, air, soil, and drinking…
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An Investigation of Mercury Poisoning and Home Contamination: Success through multi-sectoral collaboration

The 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…
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BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) - 2017 Zoonoses Symposium

The Zoonotic Disease Symposium is a collaborative, interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for professionals from across BC to gather, network, and learn about health issues affecting…
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BC Healthy Living Alliance - Hashing it Out: Can We Learn About Cannabis From What We Know About Alcohol?

In recent years, there has been a dramatic shift in policy approaches to substance use in Canada and BC.The introduction of Happy Hours and expansion of booze sales to new places such as farmers…
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BC Lung Association - 6th BC Radon Workshop: Collaborative and Innovative Approach to Radon Issues

Radon is a ubiquitous, naturally occurring radioactive gas in open atmosphere that comes from the decay of uranium, which is distributed throughout soil and rocks. Radon and its decay products are…
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Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) - Legalizing cannabis: Clearing the smoke

Canada is poised to pass the Cannabis Act. But, is it just about providing legal access to the drug? Regulations that lessen the risks and enhance the benefits of legalization will be key to the…
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Cancer and Environment: Occupational Exposures, Water Pollution, and Air Pollution

This webinar will feature presentations on the carcinogen hazards associated with occupational chemical exposures, nitrates in drinking water, and air pollution. Elana Silver will begin the webinar…
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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series - Student Edition

This CIPHI Seminar Series will feature three student abstracts.Microbial Levels of Kibbeh NayyehPresenter: Mahmoud KanaanKibbeh Nayyeh is a raw beef ready-to-eat dish typically found in the Middle…
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CIPHI Seminar Series - Rabies Is Real… An Innovative Approach to Rabies Awareness

On December 4, 2015, Hamilton Public Health Services received a report from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of raccoon strain rabies in a raccoon that attacked two dogs. This rabid raccoon…
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COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke: A Potentially Bad Combination

Exposure to air pollution can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function, making it more difficult to fight respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Wildfire smoke is a complex…
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COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

The transmission of COVID-19, which occurs primarily through close contact with an infected person, has made it necessary for large proportions of the world’s population to self-isolate in their…
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Ecohealth Knowledge to Action Research Group (EKTA) - Wildfires and ecosocial determinants of health: Reflections on the experience in the NWT and BC

This webalogue will explore the complex implications of wildfires for the ecosocial determinants of health, exemplified by experiences of recent wildfire events in the NWT and BC. Consideration of…
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Emerging Technologies to Advance Research and Decisions on the Environmental Health Effects of Microplastics

Despite the widespread prevalence of microplastics, little is known about the effects they may have on living things. What do we know about their impact on human health and the health of the…
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Exposures in Nail Salons: Implications for Public and Occupational Health

In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in Canada, the NCCEH Environmental Health Webinar on March 26th, "Exposures in Nail Salons: Implications for Public and Occupational Health", has…
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NCCEH eJournal Club - A medical-toxicological view of tattooing

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are…
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NCCEH eJournal Club - Prevalence of problematic cannabis use in Canada: Cross-sectional findings from the 2013 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are…
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NCCEH eJournal Club - Water Quality Survey of Splash Pads After a Waterborne Salmonellosis Outbreak

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are…
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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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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure

In October 2017, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and Cancer Care Ontario released a report on the impact of workplace carcinogens in Ontario. The report, “Burden of Occupational Cancer…
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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Environmental sources of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants and associated risk of breast cancer in young women: Early results from a population-based Ontario study

In this seminar, an update of the Ontario Environment and Health Study (OEHS) will be provided. The OEHS is a breast cancer case-control study in Ontario women, aged 18-44 years.  In this study,…
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