Entries by Mary Speck

February 19 | 2018

Impacts of Bicycle Infrastructure in Mid-Sized Cities (IBIMS): protocol for a natural experiment study in three Canadian cities Meghan Winters, Michael Branion-Calles, Suzanne Therrien, Daniel Fuller, Lise Gauvin, David G T Whitehurst, and Trisalyn Nelson BMJ Open. 2018; 8(1): e019130. Published online 2018 Jan 21. doi:  10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019130  PMCID: PMC5781157 Abstract Introduction Bicycling is promoted as […]

February 12 | 2018

Effect of air quality alerts on human health: a regression discontinuity analysis in Toronto, Canada Hong Chen, PhD, Qiongsi Li, MMath, Jay S Kaufman, PhD, Jun Wang, MSc, Ray Copes, MD, Yushan Su, PhD, Tarik Benmarhnia, PhD The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 2, No. 1, e19–e26, January 2018  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30185-7 Summary Background Ambient air pollution […]

February 5 | 2018

Evaluating street view exposure measures of visible green space for health research. Larkin A, Hystad P. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 Jan 19. doi: 10.1038/s41370-018-0017-1. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Urban green space, or natural environments, are associated with multiple physical and mental health outcomes. Several proposed pathways of action for these benefits (e.g., stress reduction […]

January 29 | 2018

Human Health Risk Assessment for Gasoline Exhaust Prepared by: Fuels Assessment Section Water and Air Quality Bureau Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Health Canada November 2017 http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/sc-hc/H144-52-2017-eng.pdf Excerpt from Executive Summary Gasoline, or spark ignition, engines are used throughout Canada, representing 92% of on-road vehicles and 87% of off-road engines or equipment. It is […]

January 15 | 2018

The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium – a protocol for building a national environmental exposure data platform for integrated analyses of urban form and health Jeffrey R. Brook, Eleanor M. Setton, Evan Seed, Mahdi Shooshtari, Dany Doiron and CANUE – The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium BMC Public Health BMC series https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-5001-5 Published: 8 January 2018 Abstract Background Multiple external environmental exposures related to residential […]

January 8 | 2018

Respiratory and cardiovascular responses to walking down a traffic-polluted road compared with walking in a traffic-free area in participants aged 60 years and older with chronic lung or heart disease and age-matched healthy controls: a randomised, crossover study Rudy Sinharay, MBBS†, Jicheng Gong, PhD†, Benjamin Barratt, PhD, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, PhD, Sabine Ernst, MD, Prof Frank Kelly, […]

January 1 | 2018

Evaluation of daily time spent in transportation and traffic-influenced microenvironments by urban Canadians Carlyn J. Matz ,David M. Stieb, Marika Egyed, Orly Brion, Markey Johnson Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health pp 1–12|  First Online: 30 November 2017 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11869-017-0532-6 Abstract Exposure to traffic and traffic-related air pollution is associated with a wide array of health effects. Time spent in a vehicle, in active transportation, […]

December 18 | 2017

The Lancet Commissions The Lancet Commission on pollution and health The Lancet Commission on pollution and health Philip J Landrigan, Richard Fuller, Nereus J R Acosta, Olusoji Adeyi, Robert Arnold, Niladri (Nil) Basu, Abdoulaye Bibi Baldé, Roberto Bertollini, Stephan Bose-O’Reilly, Jo Ivey Boufford, Patrick N Breysse, Thomas Chiles, Chulabhorn Mahidol, Awa M Coll-Seck, Maureen L Cropper, Julius […]

In-FLAME 7th Annual Workshop | Apr. 4 – 6th| 2018| Canmore Alberta

At this critical time in human history, low grade inflammation and immune dysfunction are both a non-communicable disease (NCD) reality and a metaphor for broken systems. In this new era, it is becoming increasingly important to integrate seemingly disconnected areas of research. This is the ongoing mandate of inFLAME. The 2018 program promises to be the most exciting yet, with new speakers who bring expertise […]

December 11 | 2017

The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017 – Designing Healthy Living The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017 – Designing Healthy Living A message from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Without being aware of it, our neighbourhoods and how […]