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October 2018 NCCEH Research Scan

October 2018 NCCEH Research Scan


Each month, our resident super Librarian casts her expert eye across hundreds of journals, news portals, newsletters, and websites to find all the best research articles and grey literature related to environmental health.  Then, to make your life easier, she takes her findings and divides them into more than 30 categories pertinent to EH.  These categories include air quality, drinking water, climate change, built environment, food, and many more.  The results of this process are summarized in what we call our NCCEH Research Scan.

Editor’s Picks

After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for this month include:

  • More than just talk: How the “Tick Talk” works for communicating risk awareness from the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health 
    Summary: “Climate changes are expanding the areas where ticks can survive and thrive across Canada. The number of Canadians contracting tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis, is also increasing. As a result, educating Canadians on how to prevent tick bites is becoming increasingly important.”
  • Scan of First Nations, Inuit and Metis radon research across the country from the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
    Summary: “This presentation details historical radon testing initiatives conducted with First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities across Canada”
  • Marine Water Contamination from the BC Centres for Disease Control
    Summary: “Marine waters can be negatively impacted by human activities. Marine water contamination risks include chemical, radiation, physical, and microbiological hazards.”

Complete Scan

The complete research scan with over 100 references is attached below.