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December 2020

Air cleaning technologies for indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic

The increased risks of COVID-19 transmission indoors has led to renewed interest in air cleaning devices. This blog provides an overview of the types of air cleaning devices, how they work and the potential risks and considerations for anyone using them.

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Face shields in public: better than nothing, but not good enough

This blog looks at the some of the recent research on face shields as source control and personal protection, and provides a brief overview of some of the mask and shield alternatives being devised for specialized activities.

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Psychosocial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: A frame of reference from lessons learned through disasters in Canada

January 27, 2021 @ 12 - 1 PM PDT
There is no doubt that mental health challenges posed by disasters will increase due to climate, demographic and social changes. This presentation details findings from Canadian-led studies on the psychosocial impacts resulting from communities who experienced large-scale disasters in Canada.

December 2020 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.

Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document - Bromoxynil
Consultation ends January 29, 2021

This guideline technical document outlines the evaluation of the available information on bromoxynil with the intent of updating the guideline value for bromoxynil in drinking water. The purpose of this consultation is to solicit comments on the proposed guideline, on the approach used for its development, and on the potential impacts of implementing it.

Public Health Equity - New Programs Survey (Concordia University of Edmonton)
Survey closes January 31, 2021

Concordia University of Edmonton's Department of Public Health invites feedback on their newly proposed Public Health Equity Graduates Level programs.

Please complete a 5-minute online survey.

Consultation: Proposed Guidance For Waterborne Pathogens
Consultation ends February 3, 2021

Find out how to participate in the consultation for the guideline technical document on waterborne pathogens in drinking water. The purpose of this consultation is to solicit comments on the proposed guideline and the approach used for its development, and on the potential economic costs of implementing it.

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