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Contaminants and Hazards
Identifying hazards posed by infectious diseases, chemicals, radiation, and noise, in homes and personal service establishments.
In a joint effort, BC Lung Association, BC Centre for Disease Control, and the NCCEH organized a radon workshop on March 7, 2012 as part of the BC Lung Association’s two day Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop in Vancouver. The objective of the radon workshop was to identify ways in which public health practitioners and other stakeholders can move forward on reducing residential radon...View Full Article
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...View Full Article
An estimated 220 radon-induced lung cancer deaths occur every year in British Columbia. Reducing radon exposure in B.C. homes and workplaces should be a public health priority and must be addressed at individual, community, provincial, and national levels. This workshop will present ideas, case studies, and research on: burden of disease due to radon radon measurements in new and existing homes...View Full Article