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revised January 13, 2009

Comprehensive Health Status Report 2008

Arrow BulletThe Physical Environment

Woman drinking waterThis chapter provides an overview of pollution sources in Peel and discusses the health impacts of exposure to these contaminants present in the environment.  Healthy communities are those with air, water, soil and food that is free from contamination.  Like many places in Canada, Peel has many potential sources of environmental contaminants including: transportation (land, air and rail), industry, municipal operations (Waste management, wastewater treatment and discharge), agriculture and consumer products.

Topics covered within this chapter include:

  • Air quality
  • Water quality
  • Climate change
  • Vector borne disease

The Physical Environment (PDF 17 pages, 2.44MB)

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