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7th B.C. Radon Workshop; Building Momentum: Strategies and Solutions

Topics: Indoor Air, Radon
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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Are Naturally Ventilated LEED Buildings Healthier?

Green building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) employ a variety of design solutions to reduce energy and minimize environmental damage. These solutions,…
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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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Canadian Health Measure Survey (CHMS) cycle 3 results: National survey of selected volatile organic compounds in Canadian residences

The Air Health Science and the Exposure and Biomonitoring Divisions at Health Canada are inviting you and your group to participate in our next Air-Health webinar. This webinar series is designed to…
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Carbon Dioxide in Indoor Air

A Public Health Inspector calls about an issue flagged at an older elementary school.  As part of a teacher complaint process, the provincial health and safety agency has been conducting a workplace…
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Case report: Environmental exposure to arsenic

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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series: Reducing Radon Ingress in Canadian Homes

In 2007, the Canadian radon guideline was reduced from 800 to 200 Bq/m3 and the National Radon Program (NRP) was rolled out by Health Canada. The NRP has conducted a considerable amount of research…
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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 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 Risks and Precautions for Choirs

Topics: Indoor Air
Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has required a rethinking of how many of our daily tasks and routine activities influence risks of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the…
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Development of educational resources on radon for health care providers

Topics: Indoor Air
This webinar will focus on examples of interventions health care providers can facilitate to reduce the burden of radon-related lung cancer. It will also describe the development of a new radon guide…
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Diesel Exposure in Workplaces

CAREX Canada is hosting a webinar on diesel exposure in workplaces, taking place June 5th, 2018. The goal of this webinar is to convey the importance of diesel engine exhaust as a workplace hazard…
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Effective Indoor Air Interventions

Topics: Indoor Air
Canadians typically spend about 90% of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) resulting from biological and chemical exposures is associated with the development of acute and chronic…
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Evaluating the Carbon Monoxide Monitoring and Response Framework in Long-term Care Facilities: A Brief Guide

This guide is intended for public health practitioners, facility/property maintenance managers, risk managers, occupational hygienists, clinicians, or other persons working at long-term care…
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Experiences with BC First Nations community-based radon testing: Successes and lessons learned

Topics: Indoor Air, Radon
This paper describes the key components of a three-year, on-reserve, community-wide residential radon testing project involving three Interior BC First Nations communities that resulted in an…
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Fact sheet: Environmental Health Risks of Personal Cannabis Cultivation

Personal cultivation as described by the Cannabis Act (2017) will permit adults to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household as of October 17, 2018. The Canadian Federal government will be…
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Growing at Home – Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation

This webinar is presented as part of the CPHA Cannabis Webinar Series.Personal cultivation as described by the Cannabis Act (2017) permits adults to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household…
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Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation

Personal cultivation as described by the proposed Cannabis Act (2017) will permit adults to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household. This provision is intended to both promote equity by…
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