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Determining factors that impact indoor and outdoor air quality, including mould, radon, VOCs, and criteria air contaminants.
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) through contact with consumer products or air, water, and food sources are an emerging potential threat to human health. ENPs have unique properties and characteristics in addition to size, such as a...View Full Article
Pepper Spray in the Indoor Environment and in the Vicinity of Food Products and Preparation Surfaces
Pepper spray is discharged during an attempted robbery of a jewellery store in a large urban mall. The robbery site is located next to the mall’s food court. For several days, mall patrons continue to report uncomfortable symptoms (e.g., burning sensation in their eyes and throat) when they enter the food court. Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) are asked to respond to concerns about...View Full Article
Presentations: Introductions and purpose of the workshopMona Shum, NCCEH What is Health Promotion in the context of Health Protection?Audrey Campbell, University of British Columbia A Collaborative Health Promotion ApproachWayne Fletcher, Toronto Public Health The Role of Health Protection in a Safe Housing ProgramNelson Fok, Alberta Health Services Getting Local Food to the Table for Food...View Full Article