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Healthy Environments

Healthy Environments

Our natural environment can play a role in how healthy we are as individuals and communities. Environmental health is an area of our work that examines the risks related to a broad range of hazards in the built and natural environment. Extreme temperatures and exposure to contaminants such as lead, asbestos, or radon are examples of environmental health issues we are concerned about. The health unit's role is to prevent illness that may arise from our built and natural environments.


  • collaborate with our partners to better understand and reduce the environmental risks that exist within our communities;
  • inform residents about potential environmental health hazards and educate them on how to reduce exposure to these hazards; and
  • investigate potential environmental health hazards and determine how risks can be reduced, mitigated, or eliminated.

What Matters to Your Health

Environmental health is concerned with both the built environment (human-made, like parks and buildings) and the natural environment (like the air we breathe and the health benefits of greenspace). Aspects of these environments play a role in how healthy we are, both as individuals and as communities. Being aware of health risks in the environment will help keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe. 

For more information:

Call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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