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Vanos, JK, McKercher G, Naughton K, Lochbaum M.  In Press.  Children’s Exposure to Solar UVB in a Schoolyard: Personal Monitoring with Dosimeters in the Sun and Shade. Photochemistry and Photobiology. Abstract

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2017
McKercher, GR, Salmond JA, Vanos JK.  2017.  Characteristics and applications of small, portable gaseous air pollution monitors. Environmental Pollution. 223:102-110.   10.1016/j.envpol.2016.12.045   AbstractWebsite

Background: Traditional approaches for measuring air quality based on fixed measurements are inadequate for personal exposure monitoring. To combat this issue, the use of small, portable gas-sensing air pollution monitoring technologies is increasing, with researchers and individuals employing portable and mobile methods to obtain more spatially and temporally representative air pollution data. However, many commercially available options are built for various applications and based on different technologies, assumptions, and limitations. A review of the monitor characteristics of small, gaseous monitors is missing from current scientific literature. Purpose: A state-of-the-art review of small, portable monitors that measure ambient gaseous outdoor pollutants was developed to address broad trends during the last 5-10 years, and to help future experimenters interested in studying gaseous air pollutants choose monitors appropriate for their application and sampling needs. Methods: Trends in small, portable gaseous air pollution monitor uses and technologies were first identified and discussed in a review of literature. Next, searches of online databases were performed for articles containing specific information related to performance, characteristics, and use of such monitors that measure one or more of three criteria gaseous air pollutants: ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide. All data were summarized into reference tables for comparison between applications, physical features, sensing capabilities, and costs of the devices. Results: Recent portable monitoring trends are strongly related to associated applications and audiences. Fundamental research requires monitors with the best individual performance, and thus the highest cost technology. Monitor networking favors real-time capabilities and moderate cost for greater reproduction. Citizen science and crowdsourcing applications allow for lower-cost components; however important strengths and limitations for each application must be addressed or acknowledged for the given use. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

2016
Graham, DA, Vanos JK, Kenny NA, Brown RD.  2016.  The relationship between neighbourhood tree canopy cover and heat-related ambulance calls during extreme heat events in Toronto, Canada. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 20:180-186. AbstractWebsite
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Vanos, JK, Middel A, McKercher G, Kuras ER, Ruddell B.  2016.  Hot playgrounds and children's health: a multiscale analysis of surface temperatures in Arizona, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning. 146:29-42. Abstract
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Cakmak, S, Hebbern C, Vanos J, Crouse DL, Burnett R.  2016.  Ozone exposure and cardiovascular-related mortality in the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CANCHEC) by spatial synoptic classification zone. Environmental Pollution. 214:589-599.: Elsevier Abstract
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2015
Vanos, JK.  2015.  Children's health and vulnerability in outdoor microclimates: A comprehensive review. Environment international. 76:1-15.: Elsevier Abstract
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Brown, RD, Vanos JK, Kenny NA, Lenzholzer S.  2015.  Designing Urban Parks That Ameliorate the Effects of Climate Change. Landcape and Urban Planning. Abstract
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Vanos, JK, Kalkstein LS, Sanford TJ.  2015.  Detecting synoptic warming trends across the US Midwest and implications to human health and heat‐related mortality. International Journal of Climatology. 35(1):85-96.: Wiley Online Library Abstract
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Karner, A, Hondula DM, Vanos JK.  2015.  Heat exposure during non-motorized travel: Implications for transportation policy under climate change. Journal of Transport & Health. 2(4):451-459.: Elsevier Abstract
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2014
Brown, RD, Vanos JK, Slater GA, Kenny NA, Lenzholzer S.  2014.  A Biometeorological Framework for Designing Urban Parks that Ameliorate the Effects of Climate Change. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. :8-8., Atlanta, GA. Abstract
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Vanos, JK, Kalkstein LS, Sanford.  2014.  Detecting Synoptic Warming Trends across the US Midwest and Implications to Human Health and Heat-Related Mortality. International Journal of Climatology. (In Press) Abstract
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Vanos, JK, Hebbern C, Cakmak S.  2014.  Risk assessment for cardiovascular and respiratory mortality due to air pollution and synoptic meteorology in 10 Canadian cities. Environmental Pollution. 185:322-332.: Elsevier Abstract
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Hondula, DM, Vanos JK, Gosling SN.  2014.  The SSC: a decade of climate–health research and future directions. International journal of biometeorology. 58(2):109-120.: Springer Abstract
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2013
Vanos, JK, Cakmak S, Kalkstein LS.  2013.  Association of weather and air pollution interactions on daily mortality in 12 Canadian cities.. Air pollution 2013. , Siena, Italy: Wessex Institute of Technology Abstract
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Vanos, JK, Cakmak S, Bristow C, Brion V, Tremblay N, Martin SL, Sheridan SS.  2013.  Synoptic weather typing applied to air pollution mortality among the elderly in 10 Canadian cities. Environmental research. 126:66-75.: Elsevier Abstract
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2012
Perera, EM, Sanford T, White-Newson JL, LS. K, Vanos JK, Weir K.  2012.  Heat in the Heartland: 60 Years of Warming in the Midwest. Abstract
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Vanos, JK, Warland JS, Gillespie TJ, Slater GA, Brown RD, Kenny NA.  2012.  Human energy budget modeling in urban parks in Toronto, ON and applications to emergency heat stress preparedness. J Appl Meteorology & Climat. 51(9):1639-1653. Abstract
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Vanos, J, Warland J, Gillespie T, Kenny N.  2012.  Improved predictive ability of climate-human-behaviour interactions with modifications to the COMFA outdoor energy budget model. Int J Biometeorol. 56(6):1065-1074..: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg AbstractWebsite
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Vanos, J, Warland J, Gillespie T, Kenny N.  2012.  Thermal comfort modelling of body temperature and psychological variations of a human exercising in an outdoor environment. Int J Biometeorol. 56(1):21-32.: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg Abstract
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2011
Vanos, JK, Linseman M, Spreit L, Warland JS.  2011.  Validation of predictive sweat rate and core temperature equations during intense exercise through application of the COMFA outdoor energy budget model. 19th International Congress of Biometeorology. , Auckland, NZ Abstract
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2010
Vanos, JK, Warland JS, Kenny NA, Gillespie TJ.  2010.  Review of the physiology of human thermal comfort while exercising in urban landscapes and implications for bioclimatic design. Int J Biometeorol. 54(4):319-334. Abstract
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