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A Rapid Review of Disinfectant Chemical Exposures and Health Effects During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Primary inquiry A public health practitioner raised a question about the misuse and overuse of disinfectants as a result of heightened concerns about SARS-CoV-2 transmission via environmental…
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An introduction to SARS-CoV-2

[Last Updated Nov 15, 2020] An introduction to SARS-CoV-2  The emergence of a novel coronavirus in late 2019, identified as SARS-CoV-2, has resulted in a global pandemic accompanied by an…
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Are temperature scanners just a lot of hot air?

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During SARS, H1N1 influenza, Ebola virus disease (EVD) and now the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been widespread uptake of temperature scanners to detect persons affected by these viral infections and…
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August Research Scan with COVID-19 Sections

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This monthly Research Scan highlights recent environmental health publications by topic and provides easy access to article abstracts and report summaries to support public health professionals,…
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Best Safety and Hygiene Practices for Public Workspaces in the COVID-19 Environment

The National Academies’ Federal Facilities Council invites you to join us for a webinar on Tuesday, June 23 from 2-3pm ET on the challenges of operating workplaces with a public interaction component…
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Bike Sharing During COVID-19

Bicycle-sharing services (bike shares) allow individuals to use bicycles on membership or fee-per-trip bases and can be a convenient, inexpensive alternative to owning a bicycle. These services may…
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Building Shutdown and Re-opening during the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the extended “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary to periodically close public buildings and facilities, followed by re-opening when safe again. Periods of low or no…
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CADTH COVID-19 Webinar – Community-Based Aerosol Transmission Of COVID-19 and HVAC Systems

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, spreads when an infected person breathes out, sneezes, coughs, or talks, thus putting virus-carrying liquid…
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Climatological, Meteorological and Environmental factors in the COVID-19 pandemic (online event)

This international virtual symposium will help elucidate what is known, understood, and can be reliably predicted about environmental variables’ influence on the trajectory of the COVID-19 epidemic,…
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Connecting for active communities during COVID-19 and beyond

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C. residents have been encouraged to stay as active as possible while remaining physically distant. What can we learn from others around the province at…
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COVID-19 and outdoor safety: Considerations for use of outdoor recreational spaces

[NOTE:a printer friendly version of this document is attached at the bottom] Introduction Outdoor recreational spaces make important contributions to social well-being as well as physical and…
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COVID-19 and the Geography of Vulnerability

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The year 2020 is illuminating important differences in the geography of vulnerability. People across the United States have had vastly different experiences of COVID-19 and the many societal stresses…
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COVID-19 and use of disinfectants and sanitizers in food premises

This blog is based on the NCCEH guidance document Disinfectants and Sanitizers for Use on Food Contact Surfaces to reflect recent developments due to COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus…
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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 in indoor environments — Air and surface disinfection measures

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the closure of workplaces, public facilities, retail and commercial spaces, entertainment venues, and other indoor spaces where groups of people congregate. As cities…
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COVID-19 Management during Public Health Emergencies

The goal of any public health emergency is to help as many people as quickly as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new dimension to emergency management. Not only has COVID-19 made it…
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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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COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

Multi-unit residential buildings bring together tens to hundreds of people within the same building envelope and in contact with many of the same surfaces. Although we know that COVID-19 is primarily…
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COVID-19 Research Scan (Apr 23-May 8, 2020)

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The NCCEH has compiled a list of valuable scientific resources related to COVID-19.  They are broken into categories relevant to environmental health professionals.  Complete Scan The complete…
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COVID-19 Research Scan (April 2 - April 20, 2020)

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The NCCEH has compiled a list of valuable scientific resources related to Covid-19 for the dates April 2-20, 2020.  They are broken into categories relevant to environmental health professionals. …
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