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Environmental Health

Protecting the public's health through risk assessment, enforcing standards, education and advocacy

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With a team of Public Health Inspectors, Tobacco Enforcement Officers, Health Promotion Officers, and Research and Policy Analysts, we:

About Us Inspect and investigate complaints to ensure the following are operating properly:

  • restaurants
  • swimming and wading pools, spas and splash pads
  • nursing homes and daycare centres
  • tattoo and body piercing studios and hair salons
  • stores that sell tobacco products
  • small drinking water systems

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Investigate:

  • rabies exposures
  • foodborne illnesses and community outbreaks
  • complaints about prohibited smoking and tobacco sales to under-aged youth
  • community concerns related to environmental health issues

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Monitor:

  • take samples from beaches and from swimming pools to check that you can swim in the water (high levels of bacteria could make you sick)
  • check mosquito and tick populations to limit the spread of West Nile Virus, Lyme disease and Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  • model and monitor air quality

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Educate:

  • Food Handler Certification course
  • beach test results are posted online during the summer
  • environmental health information is posted on our website
  • community education on issues such as air quality and children's health and the environment

Research:

  • emerging issues related to environmental health such as air quality, climate change and others

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