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2021 Air Quality and Health Virtual Workshop

Our 18th Air Quality and Health (Virtual) Workshop will focus on the air quality and the COVID-19 pandemic.   People infected with COVID-19 experience a range in symptoms and severity of illness.…
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A Rapid Review of Disinfectant Chemical Exposures and Health Effects During COVID-19 Pandemic

Topics: COVID-19
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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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

Topics: COVID-19
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

Topics: COVID-19
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

Topics: COVID-19
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

[Last Updated: Feb 11, 2021] During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary to periodically close public buildings and facilities, followed by re-opening when safe again. Periods of low…
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CADTH COVID-19 Webinar – Community-Based Aerosol Transmission Of COVID-19 and HVAC Systems

Topics: COVID-19
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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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

Topics: COVID-19
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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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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CNA Webinar - Environmental health in times of COVID-19

Topics: COVID-19
When people are overwhelmed by uncertainty, as during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to imagine that other complex issues, such as climate change, will garner attention. Yet, COVID-19’s first and…
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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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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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Contextualizing the risks of indirect COVID-19 transmission in multi-unit residential buildings

Topics: COVID-19
*/ Introduction Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) have been of particular concern to both public health practitioners and MURB occupants. MURBs…
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Conversation series: From risk to resilience: A health equity approach to pandemic preparedness, response and recovery

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), Office of the Chief PHO of Canada This 5-part conversation series is anchored in findings from the chief public health officer (CPHO…
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