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September 2022

Marine harmful algal blooms (HABs), sometimes referred to as a “red-tide”, can cause concern among beachgoers and other recreational water users. This blog provides key information about marine HABs in Canada and the possible health risks to recreational water users.

Public health and public libraries in partnership to promote healthy indoor air quality

This blog details a recent collaboration between Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough Public Health, and various partners to offer public health guidance and free access to CO2 sensors through a lending library. It is hoped that this experience will encourage other municipalities and local public health to attempt similar projects.

One Health: A primer for environmental public health practice

This primer provides an overview of the One Health movement, highlighting its importance to the field of environmental public health. This is the first in a series of resources that focuses on One Health and its role in environmental public health practice.

Research scan

September 2022 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.

EH Needs Assessment Survey

Take the survey!

We want to hear from you! Please participate in our survey so you can tell us about emerging or challenging environmental health issues that are relevant to your practice. Your input can help inform NCCEH work and offerings.
The survey will be open until October 14, 2022.

Upcoming NCCEH webinar

We don’t need a better rat trap:
Reconceptualising municipal rat management

September 29, 2022 | 12 - 1pm PT

Michael Joseph Lee, PhD
School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Environmental Health Services, BCCDC
Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative


Experienced in foodborne disease outbreaks? We need your input!

Complete a survey or short interview to help Dr. Ken Diplock, in partnership with NCCEH, review outbreak investigation roles and responsibilities of Environmental Public Health Professionals.

If you are interested in participating, add your name to the list by October 1 or email Ken directly at

Consultation: Guidelines for Canadian recreational water quality: Microbiological pathogens and biological hazards

Health Canada is seeking input on the potential health risks from exposure to pathogenic microorganisms and other biological hazards associated with recreational water, which will be used to to prepare and update the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. Consultation closes November 2, 2022.

Promoting Population Health, Health Equity & Climate Action
15-minute neighbourhoods, health equity-informed planning and active travel

September 28, 2022 | 12 - 1PM (ET)

This webinars series will feature case studies of strategies used by public health organizations to advance climate action, population health and health equity in their communities.


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