Environmental Health

Environmental Pollutants

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.

Harmful substances


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.

Reducing Toxic Chemicals in our Environment

ChemTRAC (Chemicals in Toronto: Reduction and Awareness in our Community)


ChemTRAC aims to improve public health and support a green local economy by reducing toxic chemicals in our environment.