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Environment Health
June 2020

Measuring air quality to better understand its impact

We’re all exposed to air pollution, and we’re all affected by air quality. There is no threshold below which pollution has no effect on humans, animals, or plants.

Manufacturing Transport
June 2020

Controlling the cold chain: More accessible and less expensive than ever

Online grocery shopping was gaining in popularity even before the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has really taken off in the wake of the global outbreak. But even without the current crisis, busy people are always looking for ways to save time—and getting someone else to take care of the groceries is one way to do just that.

Environment Resources
May 2020

How to make industrial water monitoring more efficient

Water plays an essential role in numerous industrial processes. It’s used for oil extraction in the oil sands, for example, as well as in pulp and paper making, metallurgical processes, and chemical plants.

Environment Security
March 2020

Wild Fire Monitoring: A political, Financial, and Environmental issue

Did you know that there are approximately 7,600 forest fires every year in Canada, and that it costs between $500 million and $1 billion to fight them? These fires have significant environmental consequences: they increase CO2 levels in the atmosphere, destroy soil nutrients, leave land vulnerable to flooding and landslides, and result in pollution from firefighting chemicals. And that’s not even counting property and infrastructure damage.

Biomed Health
March 2020

How can we reduce nosocomial infections?

As the world’s governments roll out their plans to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is only natural to reflect on our ability to protect ourselves from the various viruses and infections to which we may be exposed. In a period where public gatherings are being banned around the world, people are asked to limit their international travel, and most sports leagues in North America and Europe have suspended their seasons, what can hospitals do? What steps are being taken to ensure that those already debilitated by another disease do not come down with a new virus or infection? How do we protect hospital staff?

Security Defense
March 2020

Biothreats: Are we ready for them?

Bioterrorism and biological warfare are disaster movie staples and a common enough theme in the news and in the mouths of alarmists. These words strike fear in people’s hearts and mark our collective imagination. But above and beyond our popular conceptions, it’s important to be aware of biothreats and the danger they represent.

Biomed Security
January 2020

IV Bags: Is there an end in sight to IV bag recalls/supply issues?

Intravenous (IV) solution bags are in high demand in our healthcare system, and quality control is one of the key success factors driving this market. Intravenous solution bag recalls due to defects and leaks are one of the most disruptive issues in the industry.

Security
January 2020

How can we speed up the security screening process in public places?

Since September 11, 2001, governments around the world have stepped up efforts to protect their citizens from terrorist threats of all kinds (bombings, shootings, etc.). Moreover, there has been an unfortunate increase in the number of mass shootings in recent years, especially in the United States.

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