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Contaminants and Hazards


Identifying hazards posed by infectious diseases, chemicals, radiation, and noise, in homes and personal service establishments.

Workshops Presentations

Personal Services Settings: Evidence, Gaps, and the Way Forward

Presentations: IntroductionKaren Rideout and Prabjit Barn, NCCEH Public Health and the Body Modification IndustryElwood, Elwood's Body Modification Public Health Inspectors and Personal Services Settings - Regulatory and Knowledge GapsChristian Lapensee, Ottawa Public Health Workshop Summary

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Event

Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Shale petroleum development: Air Emissions and Implications

Shale petroleum resource development has been a driving force for the renaissance of the North American energy industry. This development creates concerns regarding environmental and health impacts; many of which are not well understood or quantified.  From the atmospheric perspective, knowledge on emissions of pollutants is critically lacking.  Whether these new development activities...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: Environmental outbreak investigation of Legionella

A practical presentation that will provide public health professionals with a basic understanding on how to carry out the environmental aspects of a legionella outbreak investigation. Topics covered will include: an overview of Legionnaires’ disease, factors influencing the survival and growth of legionella, identifying potential sources, conducting a risk assessment, environmental sampling,...

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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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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Radon in Canada: the challenges of putting prevention into action

Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas that contributes to the deaths of thousands of Canadians every year. Conventional wisdom suggests there should be outrage about the number of Canadians unnecessarily and unwitting exposed to elevated levels of alpha radiation from radon gas. Unfortunately, most Canadians are still not aware of the threats posed by this leading cause of lung cancer; or how...

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Legislation

Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act, RSO 1990, c H.2