Environmental Health

Best Disinfectants | Ways To Choose Disinfectants-2021

Best Disinfectants | Ways To Choose Disinfectants-2021

The world is a place full of bacteria. When we interact with others, we share bacteria. Some bacteria are actually beneficial to our body system, but other strains of the virus (such as measles, flu, cold, and recently COVID-19) can be dangerous. Moreover, fungal infections like athlete’s foot are not life-threatening, but they are very …

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Medical Mask History and The Rise of Throwaway Culture

Medical Mask History and The Rise of Throwaway Culture   The shortage of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has become a symbol of the fragility of modern medicine and public health. Several explanations have been proposed for this situation, from the panic of public hoarding to the offshore outsourcing of manufacturing and the disruption of …

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Using Worker Absenteeism to Track the Flu

Is flu on the rise among workers? Those working in public health track the number of flu-related hospital and doctor visits, but many people suffer symptoms and don’t seek medical treatment. So, how do we know how many people are sick with the flu during a flu pandemic or a seasonal epidemic? Each year, the …

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Risk of Falls among Health Care Workers

The researchers examined data on workplace falls among health care workers in a large B.C. health region to identify contributing factors and report the associated compensation costs and days lost from work. The results showed an increasing trend in the rates of falls, compensation costs and days lost for health care worker falls within the …

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