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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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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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Factors that affect RF Exposure from Mobile Phones

From communication to mitigation: The challenges of managing radon exposure in Canada

This presentation, delivered at the BC Lung Association’s 4th Annual Radon Workshop, outlines a theoretical framework that supports radon outreach and behavior change.
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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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Inuit and Metis radon research across the country

Radon, an odorless, colourless, radioactive gas, is an established carcinogen and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Radon poses a health risk for indoor environments, particularly in…
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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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Power Lines and Health: The Evidence and Public Policy

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (New Brunswick Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Conference; previous version presented at American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo "09
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Public Health Ethics: A Case in Environmental Health

In this webinar, co-presented by NCCHPP and NCCEH, participants discussed the evidence and ethics of a case involving radon.Presenters:Anne-Marie Nicol, Environmental Health Scientist at the…
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Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields - A Review of Public Exposures to Radiofrequency-emitting Sources*

American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition 2013Here we review what radiofrequency (RF) is, common sources of RF exposure, common levels of exposure, and RF mitigation…
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Radon and Child Care Facilities

This presentation was delivered at the 83rd CIPHI National Annual Education Conference and created in conjunction with an environmental health officer from the BC Interior Health authority. It…
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Radon and Lung Cancer

House of Commons Standing Committee on HealthOn June 18, 2015, Dr. Tom Kosatsky, NCCEH Scientific Director, Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol, NCCEH Knowledge Translation Scientist, and Dr. Sarah Henderson,…
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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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Radon: Threats, Challenges & Actions

In a joint effort, BC Lung Association, BC Centre for Disease Control, and the NCCEH organized a radon workshop on March 7, 2012 as part of the BC Lung Association’s two day Annual Air Quality &…
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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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