SARS and respiratory masks
Queen’s expert in environmental contaminants Ugis Bickis can comment on the proper use of respiratory protection devices, and the degree of protection they offer.
Dr. Bickis is a professor with Queen's Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology and his research areas include:
. Occupational/Environmental Health
. Risk Assessment and Communication
. Exposure Criteria and Patho Etiology of Hypersensitivity and Lung Diseases
. Environmental Health Impact Assessment
A registered occupational hygienist (ROH), Dr. Bickis is Standards Team Leader, CRTI* project 0029: Protecting the First Responder Against CB Threats, and a member of Health Canada's Working Group on Bioterror.
Recent publications include:
Ugis Bickis. Risk Reification: Official Action as a Basis of Public Concern. Presented at the OAIA/AQEI Symposium "The Broader Dimensions of Environmental Health" / "Vers un