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An Evaluation of Interventions Designed to Reduce Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure

Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight is the main risk factor for the development of skin cancer. This risk factor can be greatly reduced by following responsible sun protection measures and avoiding…
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BC Lung Association - 6th BC Radon Workshop: Collaborative and Innovative Approach to Radon Issues

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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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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Cellular/Mobile Phone Use and Intracranial Tumours

Cell phone use is increasingly prevalent in Canada. Public concerns of a potential associated risk with intracranial tumours have been raised. Further, recent media attention has focused on disparate…
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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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Going Underground: Electrical Substations and Health

Concerned citizens and municipal authorities contacted their public health region about a proposal by an electrical utility company to build an underground electrical substation in an urban area,…
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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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March 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories.Editor’s PicksAfter searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the…
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Occupational Health & Safety, Common Indoor Radon Levels and the New 2017 International Commission on Radiological Protection

Protecting the Ontario population from radon: Challenges and opportunities

Radon is a naturally occurring public health hazard that is found throughout Ontario in the buildings where we live, work, study and play. Public Health Ontario and various Ontario public health…
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Radon: Public Health and Cancer Prevention

Video TranscriptIn Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer but what is radon and what can public health do about it?Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium and…
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Radon: Public Health and Cancer Prevention

In Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer but what is radon and what can public health do about it? Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium and soils break…
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Residential Indoor Radon Testing

Radon is a known carcinogen, and is estimated to cause up to 10% of all lung cancers in Canada. It is a radioactive gas that is produced by the decay of uranium. Radon is naturally occurring, and…
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Summary: Radiofrequency and Health

Topics: Radiation
This summary is based on the "Radiofrequency Toolkit for Environmental Health Practitioners" (2013) available on the BCCDC website, developed in response to requests from BC’s medical and…
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Tanning and Skin Cancer: A Brief Review

The prevalence of intentional solar tanning in Canada ranges from 4 to 49% depending on age and sex. The prevalence of tanning using artificial tanning devices in Canada ranges from 4 to 27%…
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The 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge for Canada

Public health professionals often find radon a challenging exposure to address, mostly because it is up to home owners to decide if they want to test. This issue is compounded by the fact that the…
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