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Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Perinatal Health (UBC Bridge Program)

The period between conception and early childhood when vital organs are forming and rapidly developing is the most vulnerable of life stages to the effects of toxic environment exposures, including traffic-related air pollution (TRAP). Epidemiologic studies on preterm birth have consistently shown elevated risks with a number of measures of TRAP, including distance of residence from traffic...

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Minimizing Children’s Non-residential Exposure to Traffic-related Pollution (UBC Bridge Program)

A significant portion of children’s exposure to traffic-related pollution occurs in and around schools and daycares and in transit to these locations. New schools and daycare facilities should be located at least 150 m from major roads (15,000 or more vehicles/day) and should incorporate appropriate ventilation systems to reduce infiltration of outdoor pollutants. Interventions for existing...

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Event

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) - The Epidemiology of Airborne Pollutants and Autism

Dr. Amy Kalkbrenner uses epidemiologic methods to study how exposures to environmental pollutants during pregnancy cause poor birth outcomes (such as preterm birth) or neurodevelopmental disorders (like autism). She especially focuses on airborne exposures, such as traffic-related pollutants like fine particulate matter, the hundreds of airborne metals and volatile organic compounds known as air...

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BC Lung Association - Effect Modification of Prenatal Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Childhood Asthma Incidence

Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution has been associated with development of childhood asthma, however, less is known regarding the potential modifying factors in this association. This presentation will go through the literature on this issue and will present findings from a retrospective cohort study conducted in Ontario, Canada. This study examined effect modification by maternal asthma...

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Canadian Partnership for Children's Health & Environment - Radon and children's health: What you need to know (French only)

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE) and the Canadian Child Care Federation (a CPCHE Partner), with financial support from Health Canada. Join us for an informative webinar on radon, its links to lung cancer, how to check the level of radon in your child care facility and what to do if the levels are too high. Hear firsthand what child...

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Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) 2017 Summer School - Facing a Changing World: Transformative Leadership and Practice

This two-day summer school is a unique collaboration of key-note presentations, case studies and hands on workshops that dive into the meaning of transformative practice and social innovation and its applications across multiple sectors in public health. The PHABC Summer School provides the opportunity for professionals throughout the province to meet, mingle and learn during discussion groups...

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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar - BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations

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 online. Title: Assessing the risk of lead exposure to children from drinking water in Metro Vancouver child care facilitiesSpeaker: Thomas Quach, BCIT Environmental Health StudentSummary: With the...

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Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) - Children's Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium: Moving Research to Action for Healthy Kids

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an effective forum for knowledge exchange and relationship building among leading researchers, policymakers, and practitioners concerned with children's health and the built environment. This intimate workshop and symposium will feature presentations on the latest in research evidence around healthy children's environments, as well as successful...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - TargetKids: A study of children’s blood lead

Lead is a toxicant with a range of potential long-term effects, including diminished intellectual function and neurobehavioural problems in children. There is limited information on the blood lead of young children in Canada. The key source of biomonitoring data in Canada, the Canadian Health Measures Survey, captures Canadian residents 3 years of age and over, and is nationally representative....

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) et al. - The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2017: Global challenges. Local solutions.

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is hosted jointly by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa). TOPHC is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March we will explore this year’s...

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Legislation

Child Day Care Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c C-5

Child Day Care Standards Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c C-3

Child and Family Services Act, RSO 1990, c C.11