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New publication: The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study

New publication: The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study

A new article, The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study, led by HEAL Faculty Associate Dr Jamie Seabrook examines the relationship between proximity and density of alcohol outlets and risk for low birth weight (LBW: <2,500 grams) and preterm birth (PTB: <37 weeks gestational age). Alcohol outlet accessibility […]

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HEAL helps Huron County understand food needs

Geography Professor Jason Gilliland and his team from the Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL) are collaborating with the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre and the Huron County Health Unit to better understand the problem of food insecurity in rural Huron County.  The HEAL team, which also included Geography MSc student Angela Piaskoski and HEAL […]

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New Publication: The quantity of food waste in the garbage stream of southern Ontario, Canada households

Although it is clear that food waste is a prominent problem present globally with both economic and environmental consequences, there is little consensus on the exact amount of worldwide food waste generation as many current estimates are indirect and outdated. Direct measurements of waste streams, through waste composition studies, offer a potential strategy to develop […]

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