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Accessibility for persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Topics: COVID-19
Financial challenges, loss of jobs, inequity in accessing medical care and food, and exclusion in policies, have disproportionately impacted the mental and physical health of persons with…
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Air cleaning technologies for indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented public health with many challenges including how best to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in indoor spaces, where most transmission events occur. Layering of…
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April 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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Are temperature scanners just a lot of hot air?

Topics: COVID-19
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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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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Can CO2 sensors be used to assess COVID-19 transmission risk?

Topics: COVID-19
Ventilation and air cleaning are now recognized as important tools for mitigating the risk of COVID-19 indoors. However, many public spaces are either inadequately ventilated, or their ventilation…
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Carpooling precautions during COVID-19

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Introduction Carpools are informal arrangements for transporting commuters to work or students to school, university, and extracurricular activities. Approximately 12% of Canadian commuters…
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Cities for all seasons – Considerations for using outdoor urban spaces during the winter

Topics: COVID-19
At the start of autumn 2020 following months of the global pandemic, speculation abounded as to how Canadians would fare during the long winter months under ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. During the…
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Community refrigerators in the time of a pandemic: food-sharing safety

Topics: COVID-19, Food
Food insecurity has been an increasing global issue well before the current pandemic. Grassroot activists have started initiatives in their communities to help combat food insecurity and food waste…
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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 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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COVID-19 Research Scan (March 1-April 1, 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 (May 9 - June 3, 2020)

Topics: COVID-19
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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December 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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Environmental public health professionals can support health equity in the time of COVID-19

The world has changed dramatically in recent weeks. COVID-19 has disrupted economies, social interactions, and how (or whether) we do our jobs. Environmental public health (EPH) professionals are…
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Face shields in public: better than nothing, but not good enough

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Given that close quarters are sometimes unavoidable during the pandemic, the use of equipment to both limit the emission of infectious particles (source control) and avoid contacting other’s…
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February 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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Hand sanitizer contamination prompts more recalls during COVID-19

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Hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is the preferred way to wash hands during the COVID-19 pandemic. When soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer is another easy,…
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