National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health |

August 2023

This evidence brief discusses parasite risks associated with fish intended for raw consumption, and alternative non-thermal parasite control methods with a focus on high-intensity electric field technology.

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

Preventing Indoor Overheating

Indoor overheating refers to the excessive build-up of heat inside a building, and is a growing concern as Canada’s climate grows hotter. While the outdoor environment is the primary cause of indoor overheating, the design, operation and maintenance of buildings can exacerbate overheating risk through a variety of mechanisms. This subject guide is intended to help environmental public health professionals improve their understanding of infrastructural and behavioural risk factors that contribute to indoor overheating in Canada and the strategies that can be used to mitigate these risk factors.

Upcoming Webinars

Antimicrobial resistance and food safety:
A public health challenge

August 30, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT

Dr. Jovana Kovasecic,
Oregon State University

City Player – Neighborhood-Scale Citizen Engagement

September 21, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT

Chris Gibbs and Dr. Ursula Eicker
Concordia University

Health impact assessment of air pollution in Canada: Recent findings on mortality, morbidity, and monetized costs

September 28, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT

Dr. Angelos T. Anastasopolos and Mathieu Rouleau
Air Sectors Assessment and Exposure Science Division, Health Canada

Research scan

August 2023 environmental health research 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.


The NCCEH website has been updated!

Visit our website and discover new features to help you find relevant resources faster including our new and improved categorization system. Other new features include a related content section, improved design and navigation for our resources, webinars, and much more. Visit the site and let us know what you think!


Call for Proposal: Baseline Assessment on Health & Environment, ISC

The Environmental Public Health Division of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch at Indigenous Services Canada has officially launched the funding program to support First Nations participation in Impact Assessment: First Nations Baseline Assessment Program on Health and the Environment (BAPHE).

BAPHE aims to support First Nations in assessing the baseline status of human health and the environment in their communities prior to the implementation of large scale industrial projects on their traditional territories. Projects that focus on intergenerational knowledge translation with Elders and youth are particularly welcomed.

Deadine for proposals: September 29, 2023, at 11:55 pm (Mountain Time)

Webinar Recording

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