Our environment, the air we breathe, the land we walk on and the spaces we spend our time in, impact our health. By working together with our community and partners we are helping create a healthy environment for all.
Everyone is exposed to some level of lead, as it is widely present throughout the environment. Because lead serves no useful function in the body, it is best to minimize exposure where possible.
People come in contact with radiation in both their living and work environments. The cancer effects of ionizing (such as X-rays) and ultra-violet (UV) radiation are well known.
Pesticides are defined as products used to kill plants, insects and plant diseases. The sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes is banned in Ontario. You can replace pesticide use with natural gardening solutions which improve the health of your lawn and garden. For detailed information about keeping a healthy garden and lawn without pesticides check out the Ontario Online Gardeners Handbook.