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Legionella Management and Treatment

Presentation 1— Public Water System Characteristics That May Affect Legionella Occurrence in Building Water Systems (Presented by Ken Rotert, EPA's OW). This presentation will highlight EPA's efforts…
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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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Nanotechnology: A Review of Exposure, Health Risks and Recent Regulatory Developments

Nanotechnology is the creation of materials, devices, and systems by controlling matter at the nanometer scale (1-100 billionths of a meter). Potential exposures to engineered nanoparticles (ENPs)…
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NCCEH eJournal Club - Water Quality Survey of Splash Pads After a Waterborne Salmonellosis Outbreak

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are…
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NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Nonpotable Water Reuse

Topics: Water
Please see webpage for additional information. 
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Norovirus

Norovirus is a group of highly contagious viruses that cause short-term gastroenteritis symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and potentially chills and fever. Norovirus infection can occur…
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On Shaky Ground - Evidence of Public Health Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing

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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Palytoxin: a potent but poorly understood marine toxin found on aquarium coral

Topics: Water
Palytoxin (PLTX) is a potent but poorly understood marine toxin that periodically attracts media attention when poisonings occur. Some recent incidents included: In August 2019, a family of five…
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Pool Chlorination and Closure Guidelines

As an EH director at a local health authority, helping to review provincial guidelines on swimming pools, you want to know if scientific evidence supports pool closure orders when free available…
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Pools, hot tubs, and other treated recreational water venues

Public swimming pools, hot tubs, splash parks, wading pools, and other treated recreational water facilities are popular recreational water venues, which are regulated at the provincial or…
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Public Health and Industry: Partners In Reducing Lead Exposure

This presentation, delivered at the Canadian Water Quality Association's (CWQA) Annual General Meeting, discusses opportunities for Public Health and the Drinking Water Treatment Industry to partner…
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Retrospective Investigation of Drinking Water-related Illnesses in Canada

Retrospective Surveillance for Drinking Water-Related Illnesses in Canada

Waterborne infections are an important cause of preventable enteric disease. This report obtained information on: characteristics of waterborne disease events (WBEs) in Canada; factors contributing…
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Review of Guidelines for Shock Chlorination in Private Wells

Microbial contamination of groundwater from private wells can pose a significant health risk to rural Canadians. To mitigate risk, Health Canada currently recommends shock chlorination along with…
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Safe Drinking Water (2009)

AgendaPresentations:Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of Surface Water*Steve WallaceGround Water Wells - Construction, Maintenance, and TroubleshootingTwyla LegaultCross Connection Control and…
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Strategies to Combat Legionnaires’ Disease – Outbreak Investigation and Preventive Policy

The 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 online…
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The Changing Legionella Regulatory Landscape | What YOU need to know

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Threats to Drinking Water and Public Health in Alaska: The Scope of the PFAS Problem, Consequences of Regulatory Inaction, and Recommendations

On this call, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) will discuss their new report, Threats to Drinking Water and Public Health in Alaska: The Scope of the PFAS Problem, Consequences of Regulatory…
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