Now that the summer season is upon us, using the following links have some fun while learning from the experts at Health Canada about environmental factors affecting your health such as sun exposure, air quality, pests and pesticides, as well as safety tips for home and garden:
Health effects, risks, food and water security, infectious diseases and populations at risk.
Health effects of indoor and outdoor air contaminants and air pollution.
Find information on sun safety and how to protect yourself from extreme heat and ultraviolet radiation. Also learn about skin cancer and first aid for sunburn and heat illness.
Health effects of water contaminants, causes of poor drinking water quality, water testing methods and fixes.
Learn how to deal with common household pests like spiders, bedbugs, carpenter ants, silverfish and firebrats.
You are exposed to many chemicals every day – in the air, food and water and in products you use at work, at home and at play. Exposure to most of these chemicals is not harmful, but in some cases exposure can affect your health if you don’t know how to use them properly.
Stay safe at home and in the garden by learning about radon testing, using household chemicals safely, avoiding poison ivy and reducing humidity, moisture and mould.
Learn how you can reduce your risk of infection and disease caused by bites, both at home and abroad.
Test your knowledge by taking a virtual tour here.