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Presented October 26, 2018.

Urban Metabolism Metrology (UMM) is a new scientific discipline that can inform on the health, sustainability and resilience of urban human populations. By way of case studies on opioids and antimicrobials, this presentation will highlight the use of UMM, the... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Understanding how exposure to hazards in our environment (air, water, food and surroundings) affects our health is critical to understanding causes of many chronic and acute diseases and to planning and implementing appropriate response and prevention efforts. Centers of Disease Control and... Read more

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Air pollution is well documented to cause adverse health effects in the population. Epidemiological/toxicological studies have demonstrated that air pollution is associated with various adverse health outcomes, ranging from mortality to subclinical respiratory symptoms. Classical epidemiological... Read more

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The scientific community accepts that global climate change (CC) will affect the dispersion of microbial organisms in the environment. Risks posed by the transport of these organisms to future communities may be very different than those posed today. A shift in health risks may also be linked to... Read more

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Comparison of heat-related health effects across regions or among different syndromic surveillance systems is problematic due to the lack of a standardized heat-related syndrome definition. While a national standard for common heat-related syndromes would facilitate data comparisons, local... Read more

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This paper summarizes the use and evaluation of various types of public health surveillance data for the early detection of chemical and biological contamination of drinking water.

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This poster describes the integration of public health surveillance data as a component of an early warning system for detection of a drinking water contamination incident.

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We evaluated emergency department (ED) and emergency medical services (EMS) data for describing an outbreak of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning following a windstorm, and determined whether loss of power was followed by an increase in other health conditions.

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This paper describes the use of 911 ambulance dispatch data for the early detection of heat-related illness in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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To investigate public concern over a possible increase in gastrointestinal (GI) illness associated with water quality complaints in Northeast Houston.

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