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Risk assessment is an important process to use when addressing questions about human health risks from environmental hazards. Understanding potential exposures is an important part of the risk assessment process. In some cases, this exposure assessment may include generating and interpreting environmental monitoring data. The Environmental and Occupational Health team at Public Health Ontario provides advice on risk assessment and can lend exposure monitoring equipment to health units. This discussion will provide a description of Environmental and Occupational Health’s equipment loan program and its application through actual case studies. Attendees will become familiarized with exposure equipment and when their application may be of benefit to a risk assessment.
Presenters: Sunil Varughese and James Johnson
Sunil Varughese is an Environmental Health Analyst in the Environmental and Occupational Health team at Public Health Ontario. Previously, he worked as an Occupational Hygienist at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario and at the Pan American Health Organization in Guyana, South America. He holds an MSc in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of British Columbia. His current research activities include indoor air quality surveys at ice arenas and community radiofrequency surveys.
James Johnson is an Environmental Health Analyst at Public Health Ontario, and a registered Occupational Hygienist. He has worked with the Environmental and Occupational Health Team for over five years. When not working on exposure-related requests, he is interested in using technology to make public health and environmental data more accessible and visual.
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