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Government of Canada Launches Environmental Health Guide

Mon, 03/01/2010 - 9:22am
Health Canada

OTTAWA - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced the launch of a campaign to help make Canadian families more aware of the environmental health risks around them. The four-year public education campaign is part of the Government of Canada's commitment to environmental health.

"Our government is working to help keep Canadian families safer," said Minister Aglukkaq. "As part of this campaign I'm pleased to introduce Hazardcheck, a guide that provides simple advice that parents can take to keep their homes safer and healthier for themselves and their children".

Environmental hazards can be present in the air, water, soil or in your home. They can be inhaled or ingested or absorbed through the skin.

Children are especially vulnerable to environmental hazards. Hazardcheck includes specific advice on ways to protect our most vulnerable populations.

The Guide builds on Government of Canada efforts to raise awareness of such issues as consumer product safety, so that Canadians can better understand and act to reduce the health risks around them.

The Hazardcheck campaign directly supports and builds on the Government of Canada's Chemicals Management Plan and Clean Air Agenda.

For a free copy of Hazardcheck, please visit Next link will take you to another Web site www.HealthyCanadians.gc.ca/Hazardcheck or call 1-800-O-Canada.

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Media Enquiries:

Health Canada

(613) 957-2983

Josée Bellemare

Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq

Federal Minister of Health

(613) 957-0200

Public Enquiries:

(613) 957-2991

1-866 225-0709

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