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OEH Seminar: The Canadian Health Measures Survey: Recent results of the bio-monitoring component and future directions
Friday, January 8, 2016 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Environmental and Occupational Health
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Biomonitoring, which is used as an indicator and quantitative measure of human exposure to environmental chemicals, contributes to policy decisions mandated by Canadian regulatory, environmental and public health frameworks.

The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) is the most comprehensive direct health-measures survey conducted in Canada to date. This cross-sectional survey was designed to provide national-level data on indicators of environmental exposures, health and nutritional status, and related risk and protective characteristics.

This presentation will give an overview of the biomonitoring component of the CHMS, results from the most recent cycle, and discussion of future directions for biomonitoring in Canada.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Ellen Lye 

Ellen Lye is a toxicologist with the Chemicals Surveillance Division of Health Canada.  She has over 12 years of experience in the fields of environmental health research and risk assessment.  

The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (


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Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or


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