Useful Links

Air Quality

click for Health Canada information about

Indoor Air:

  • mould
  • formaldehyde
  • carbon monoxide
  • radon
  • volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • other major indoor pollutants
  • health effects including asthma and allergies

Outdoor Air:

  • particulate matter
  • ozone
  • sulphur dioxide
  • nitrogen oxides
  • volatile organic compounds
  • dust and smoke
  • health effects including irritation or eyes, nose, and throat and heart and lung problems


Important Exposures


Food and Nutrition

click for Health Canada information about:

  • breast feeding
  • infant nutrition

click for Health Canada fish consumption advisories

click for information on advisories, warnings, recalls

click for information on safety of food additives

click for information on chemical contaminants in food including:

  • arsenic
  • benzene
  • bisphenol A
  • melamine
  • mercury

click for information on environmental contaminants in food including:

  • mercury
  • brominated flame retardants
  • dioxins and furans
  • perfluorinated chemicals in food
  • PCB's


Healthy Living

For information on:


Consumer Products

click for Health Canada Consumer Product Safety

click for Chemical Substances Gateway - Government of Canada

click for Consumer Information Gateway

click for Guide to Less Toxic Products


Product Evaluation


World Health Organization Links

click for General Information on Children's Health and the Environment

click for W.H.O. training modules, including:

  • indoor air pollution
  • outdoor air pollution
  • lead
  • mercury
  • persistant organic pollutants including pesticides, PCB's and other industrial chemicals & unintentional by-products of industry
  • water quality


click for W.H.O. information on Environmental Risks, including:

  • the built environment
  • chemical hazards
  • radiation