National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health |

January 2023

This evidence review compares the effectiveness of low-cost do-it-yourself air cleaners to commercially available options and provides evidence-based best practices on how to design and operate DIY air cleaners safely.

Do-it-yourself (DIY) air cleaners: Evidence on effectiveness and considerations for safe operation

Do-it-yourself (DIY) air cleaners: Evidence on effectiveness and considerations for safe operation

January 26, 2023 @ 12 - 1pm (PT)

Angela Eykelbosh, PhD
Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH

This webinar will highlight the findings of our NCCEH review on DIY air cleaner effectiveness compared to commercial units.

Where the public meets health: Libraries as key partners for advancing public health goals

This blog reflects on the value that public libraries offer as public health partners, and presents a thematic analysis of the many ways in which libraries are providing public health-oriented programming and collections.

Climate Change and Health: The IPCC Report and COP27

February 24, 2023 @ 12 - 1pm (PT)

Sherilee Harper, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Climate Change & Health,
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

In this webinar, the health findings from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change impacts and adaptation will be presented, and then linked to the UN's Climate Change COP27 and COP28.

Research scan

January 2023 environmental health & COVID-19 scan

This monthly Research Scan highlights recent environmental health publications by topic and provides easy access to article abstracts and report summaries to support public health professionals, researchers, planners, students, and others working in public health.


CARST2023 - Canada's 12th Annual Radon Conference call for speakers

CARST is looking for presentations, posters and continuing education courses to help grow radon knowledge across Canada in both English and French. They are seeking real-life case examples, stories of impact, or proven peer-reviewed scientific results. Share and showcase your expertise and successes to their diverse group of stakeholders.

Submissions are due by January 31, 2023

Social Network Analysis of Trustworthy Sources for COVID-19 Evidence

We would like to invite you to complete a brief online questionnaire, as part of our research study, to inform a social network analysis of trustworthy sources of COVID-19 evidence.

‌This study will describe the network of evidence sources used by public health professionals to inform response and recovery decisions to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‌If you agree to participate, you will be asked to select which organizations you accessed and what kinds of resources you accessed from each organization (e.g., synthesized evidence, ethics guidance, etc.) during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Please visit Social Network Analysis of Public Health Resources in Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 2 to access the consent form and questionnaire.


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