The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses (LFZ) has developed preliminary predictive modelling tools to quantify the public health impacts to Canadian residents from biological hazards with emphasis on the expected direct and indirect impacts of climate change. LFZ requires a Contractor with expertise in predictive modelling of microbial hazards, climate change impacts, population health, and food and water safety to provide technical services to develop risk models. An existing risk modelling framework and database architecture will be expanded upon to include consideration of additional pathogen/product combinations. Additional modules will be added to the framework with the long-term goal of expressing the impacts of climate change on food and water safety in various public health (e.g., Disability Adjusted Life Years) and economic measures.
More generally, it looks like, for the foreseeable future, "action" on the environment amounts to doing what the Americans do, if and only if they do anything at all. As I've said once or twice before, if you really want to effect change on this file in Canada, you lobby the yanks.
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