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Cold Temperatures and Health - Unforgotten Health Burdens in Ontario, Canada

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Thursday, 23 February 2017, 1:00

Thursday, February 23, 2017. 1:00 PM. Cold Temperatures and Health - Unforgotten Health Burdens in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Hong Chen, Scientist, Environmental Health Assessment, Public Health Ontario; adjunct scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and Assistant Professor at Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Sponsored by NOAA Star Center for Satellite Applications and Research. More information here.

 

The impact of ambient cold temperatures on health has gained renewed attention in North America owing to record low temperatures over past several winters. Advances in understanding the health impact of cold temperatures, especially from both extreme and moderate ranges, can help develop interventions to benefit population health. During this talk, we will present recent findings on cold-related health burdens in Ontario, Canada.

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