Food safety is the science of handling, preparing and storing food to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. Food contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances can cause many illnesses. In Ontario, the five most commonly reported types of bacteria causing foodborne illness are campylobacter, listeria, salmonella, E. coli and Yersinia.
OEH Seminar: What Do We Know about the Risk of Asthma and the Environment (Air Pollution)? A Population-based Approach
This presentation reviews:
- the lifetime risk of developing asthma in the Ontario population
- the association between air pollution and asthma
- the role of air pollution in disease progression
- future research directions