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Review of Guidelines for Shock Chlorination in Private Wells (UBC Bridge Program)

Microbial contamination of groundwater from private wells can pose a significant health risk to rural Canadians. To mitigate risk, Health Canada currently recommends shock chlorination along with microbial well testing, voluntary measures most often performed by the homeowner. However, infrequent testing and paucity of research assessing the effectiveness of shock chlorination guidance as...

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Understanding microbial indicators for drinking water assessment - revised

Boil water advisories are issued when water testing detects higher than accepted amounts of microbial indicators or when there are deficiencies with water treatment. The fear of not issuing a boil water advisory when there is truly a health risk associated with water consumption can lead water operators to call for boil water advisories as a precautionary measure. Yet, issuance of boil water...

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Float Tanks: Review of Current Guidance and Considerations for Public Health Inspectors

The growing popularity of “floatation” and the ways in which this practice differs from the use of pools and spas have raised interesting questions in environmental public health. Public health agencies in the US and Canada have taken very different approaches to the classification and regulation (or non-regulation) of these facilities. Continuing engagement amongst environmental health...

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Float Tanks: Considerations for Environmental Public Health

Floatation refers to a meditative activity in which users float in a high-density Epsom salt solution in a dark, quiet environment. Because float tanks are distinct from swimming pools and other recreational water, questions have been raised regarding the need for and efficacy of various disinfection methods. Although direct evidence is lacking, pathogen kill assays and field studies from...

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Community Water Fluoridation in Canada – Trends, Benefits, and Risks (University of Guelph Master of Public Health Program)

Fluoride has been added to public drinking water in Canadian communities since the 1940s as a means of preventing tooth decay. Dental fluorosis is a known adverse effect of excessive fluoride exposure during tooth formation. Fluorosis ranges from barely noticeable whitish striations in the enamel to severe pitting and brownish staining. In general, the prevalence of dental fluorosis in...

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Pool Chlorination and Closure Guidelines

As an EH director at a local health authority, helping to review provincial guidelines on swimming pools, you want to know if scientific evidence supports pool closure orders when free available chlorine (FAC) is found to be at or above 10 ppm. Should the level be different and are there other factors to be considered for closure, instead of or in addition to FAC? What is Free Available Chlorine...

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Workshops Presentations

Retrospective Investigation of Drinking Water-related Illnesses in Canada

Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

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Safe Drinking Water (2009)

Agenda Presentations: Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of Surface Water*Steve Wallace Ground Water Wells - Construction, Maintenance, and TroubleshootingTwyla Legault Cross Connection Control and Backflow PreventionRoland Tomuschat Cost Effective Treatment of Small Ground Water Systems**Garry Drachenberg Active Surveillance - PHI’s Role with Drinking WaterNelson Fok Handouts:      *   AENV...

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Environmental Health and Inequalities: Evidence and Action

Presentations: Environmental Stewardship UnitStuart Wuttke, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Health and the EnvironmentAlbert Marshall, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources State of Knowledge on Environmental Health Issues for First NationsTara Marsden, First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network (FNEHIN) Health Canada's Implementation of the Drinking Water Safety Program: Successes...

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Event

NCCEH eJournal Club - The Geographic Distribution of Liver Cancer in Canada Does Not Associate with Cyanobacterial Toxin Exposure

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are directed at public health inspectors, anyone interested in a given topic is more than welcome to take part. Remote viewing instructions are available on the Eventbrite registration page. Title of...

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Legislation

Potable Water Regulations for Common Carriers, CRC, c 1105

Environmental Protection and Enhancement (Miscellaneous) Regulation, Alta Reg 118/1993, Part 3: Code of Practice for a Waterworks System Consisting Solely of a Water Distribution System

Environmental Protection and Enhancement (Miscellaneous) Regulation, Alta Reg 118/1993, Part 2: Code Of Practice For Waterworks Systems Using High Quality Groundwater

Swimming Pool, Wading Pool and Water Spray Park Regulation, Alta Reg 293/2006

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, RSA 2000, c E-12

Activities Designation Regulation, Alta Reg 276/2003

Administrative Penalty Regulation, Alta Reg 23/2003

Approvals and Registrations Procedure Regulation, Alta Reg 113/1993

Potable Water Regulation, Alta Reg 277/2003

Water Act, RSA 2000, c W-3

Water (Ministerial) Regulation, Alta Reg 205/1998

Water (Offences and Penalties) Regulation, Alta Reg 193/1998

Pool Regulation, BC Reg 296/2010

Drinking Water Protection Act, SBC 2001, c 9

Drinking Water Protection Regulation, BC Reg 200/2003

Water Act, RSBC 1996, c 483

Ground Water Protection Regulation, BC Reg 299/2004

Manitoba Water Quality Standards, Objectives and Guidelines Regulation, Man Reg 196/2011

Water Protection Act, CCSM c W65

Protection of Water Sources Regulation, Man Reg 326/88 R

Swimming Pools and Other Water Recreational Facilities Regulation, Man Reg 132/97

Water Supplies Regulation, Man Reg 330/88 R

The Drinking Water Safety Act, CCSM c D101

Drinking Water Quality Standards Regulation, Man Reg 41/2007

Drinking Water Safety Regulation, Man Reg 40/2007

Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulation, Man Reg 77/2003

The Ground Water and Water Well Act, CCSM c G110

Well Drilling Regulation, Man Reg 228/88 R

The Groundwater and Water Well and Related Amendments Act, SM 2012, c 27 [Not yet in force]

Clean Water Act, SNB 1989, c C-6.1

Potable Water Regulation, NB Reg 93-203

Water Well Regulation, NB Reg 90-79

Water Quality Regulation, NB Reg 82-126

Public Pools Regulations, CNLR 1023/96

Water Resources Act, SNL 2002, c W-4.01

Well Drilling Regulations, 2003, NLR 63/03

Water and Wastewater Facilities and Public Drinking Water Supplies Regulations, NS Reg 186/2005

Well Construction Regulations, NS Reg 382/2007

Water Supply System Regulations, NWT Reg 108-2009

Northwest Territories Waters Regulations, SOR/93-303

Public Pool Regulations, RRNWT 1990, c P-21

Eating or Drinking Places Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-14

Public Pool Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-21

Public Water Supply Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-23

Tourist Accommodation Health Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-24

Northwest Territories Waters Regulations, SOR/93-303

Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act, SC 2002, c 10

Public Pools, RRO 1990, Reg 565

Small Drinking Water Systems, O Reg 319/08

Transitional — Small Drinking Water Systems, O Reg 318/08

Clean Water Act, 2006, SO 2006, c 22

Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 32

Compliance and Enforcement, O Reg 242/05

Drinking Water Systems, O Reg 170/03

Drinking Water Testing Services, O Reg 248/03

Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards, O Reg 169/03

Schools, Private Schools and Day Nurseries, O Reg 243/07

Ontario Water Resources Act, RSO 1990, c O.40

Wells, RRO 1990, Reg 903

Swimming Pool and Waterslide Regulations, PEI Reg EC93/01

Environmental Protection Act, RSPEI 1988, c E-9

Drinking Water and Wastewater Facility Operating Regulations, PEI Reg EC710/04

Water Well Regulations, PEI Reg EC188/90

Regulation respecting water quality in swimming pools and other artificial pools, CQLR c Q-2, r 39

Groundwater Catchment Regulation, CQLR c Q-2, r 6

Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water, CQLR c Q-2, r 40

Regulation respecting waterworks and sewer services, CQLR c Q-2, r 21

Swimming Pool Regulations, 1999, RRS c P-37.1 Reg 7

Water Regulations, 2002, RRS c E-10.21 Reg 1

The Water Security Agency Act, SS 2005, c W-8.1

Ground Water Regulations, Sask Reg 172/66

The Water Power Act, RSS 1978, c W-6

Drinking Water Regulation, YOIC 2007/139

Public Pool Regulations, YOIC 1989/130

Waters Act, SY 2003, c 19

Water Regulation, YOIC 2003/58

Environmental Protection and Enhancement (Miscellaneous) Regulation, Alta Reg 118/1993, Part 4: Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides

Public Sewerage Systems Regulations, RRNWT 1990, c P-22

Industrial and Construction Camps Regulations, NS Reg 40/42

Public Sewerage Systems Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-22

Water and Sewerage Act, RSPEI 1988, c W-2

The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002, SS 2002, c E-10.21

Trailer Coach Park Regulations, YCO 1962/26

Tourist Accommodation Health Regulations, RRNWT 1990, c P-24