The environment impacts our health. In fact, approximately 25 per cent of all preventable illnesses are caused by environmental factors.
Understanding some of the most common health risks, and how you can minimize them, will help you to protect yourself and your family from environmental hazards.
Please note: The health information provided here is general and appropriate for most people, most of the time. Wherever possible, resources are also provided to address the health needs of specific populations, including people living with a chronic health condition, indigenous people and LGBTQ individuals. Check with your health care provider to determine the health recommendations and resources that are right for you.