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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar

Chen, Tina

Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar

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The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar, which will highlight three student research projects from the BCIT Environmental Health program. Webinar instructions will be included in the confirmation email. Presentation recordings will be posted on the NCCEH website

Seminar details

Project 1

Title: Assessing the risk of lead exposure to children from drinking water in Metro Vancouver child care facilities

Speaker: Thomas Quach, BCIT Environmental Health Student 

Summary: With the recent elevated lead levels detected in the drinking water of BC schools, greater attention and concern has come to the issue of lead exposure to young children. Water samples were collected from Metro Vancouver-area licensed child care facilities and analysed to assess the risk of exposure to children as well as the efficacy of flushing as a control measure

Project 2

Title: Evaluation of the daycare managers’ knowledge, attitude, and practice on lead in drinking water at daycares licensed by Fraser Health Authority

Speaker: Jill Lin, BCIT Environmental Health Student

Summary: Young children who have been exposed to lead in drinking water at schools and daycares can incur serious health effects, including damage to their cognitive development. Caretakers’ knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) on drinking water can influence how the children consume drinking water and potentially cause adverse health effects. The purpose of this study is to determine the overall KAP level of daycare mangers in Fraser Health region regarding lead in drinking water based on their age, experience and types of daycares in which they work.

Project 3

Title: Potential risks and user preferences of helmet-sharing program provided by Vancouver’s Mobi bike-share program

Speaker: Ali Moore, BCIT Environmental Health Student

Summary: A literature review and subsequent survey were done to determine if any real or perceived risks associated with helmet sharing affected Mobi bike-share users’ decision to wear the helmet provided with each bike. It was determined that although the practice is fairly low-risk, concern for cleanliness of the helmets did affect helmet use for the Vancouver, BC bike-share program. However, the survey also revealed other factors that hindered use of helmets including personal opinions on helmet use and urban cycling in general.

Please note: Citrix GoToMeeting webinar capacity is limited to 100 attendees. To accommodate this, please consider attending the webinar as part of a group. If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel your registration prior to the event. Thank you!


These sessions are eligible for CIPHI Professional Development Hours. If you would like a letter of credit validation for CIPHI PDHs, please specify this on the registration form. Letters are sent out annually in January.

Have questions about NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar? Contact Chen, Tina

When & Where

BC Centre For Disease Control / Online webinar
655 12th Ave W
Lane Level Lecture Hall
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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