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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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Cannabis Legalization and Environmental Health

The BCCDC/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…
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Cannabis legalization: what can public health do?

Topics: Cannabis, Indoor Air
Given the complexities of the Cannabis Act (2017) , public health communities will face a series of challenges as the Act’s implementation rolls out. Attention to a few key issues may help 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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Contaminants in black market cannabis: consumers need answers

Legalization of cannabis in 2018 was intended, among other things, to cut off funding to organized crime by removing revenue streams from the sale of illicit cannabis. Public health broadly supported…
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Cooling Tower Registries and Building Water Management Plans: Strategies to combat Legionnaires’ Disease

There’s something in the aerosols Devices that aerosolize water can increase the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria through inhalation, leading to serious illness such as Legionnaires’ disease…
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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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Cultivation, Consumption, and Complexity - Cannabis Legalization Day in Canada

Topics: Cannabis, Indoor Air
On October 17, 2018, the Federal government’s Cannabis Act (2017) will come into force. Three main goals have anchored the Act through the legislative process: Reducing cannabis availability for…
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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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Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation

This presentation is based on an NCCEH Evidence Review titled Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation, which you can access here. A two page factsheet was also…
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Growing Cannabis Safely at Home

Video TranscriptAs of 2018, it became legal for Canadians to grow up to 4 cannabis plants per household.Having cannabis plants in a home poses risks but there are ways to grow more safely. Children,…
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Growing Cannabis Safely at Home

As of 2018, it became legal for Canadians to grow up to 4 cannabis plants per household. Having cannabis plants in a home poses risks but there are ways to grow more safely. Children, pets, and even…
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Guide for Implementing the Carbon Monoxide Monitoring and Response Framework in Long-term Care Facilities

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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Health Effects from Mould Exposure in Indoor Environments - revised

Moulds are naturally occurring and widespread in the environment; therefore, it is not possible to eliminate exposure. Sufficient evidence exists to conclude that exposure to mould in indoor…
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Legionella

Legionella is an opportunistic premise plumbing pathogen (OPPP) that can cause illnesses including Pontiac fever and Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia named after an outbreak that resulted in…
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