Every year, hundreds of people become ill due to carbon monoxide poisoning; some of those people die. We need to be vigilant about this danger.
Carbon Monoxide (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
The presence of carbon monoxide (CO) in our homes is dangerous. So, how can you protect your family from carbon monoxide? How do you choose the right CO detector for your home?
Lead - Effects of Lead on Human Health (Health Canada)
- The Issue
- Health Risks of Lead Exposure
- Sources of Lead Exposure
- Other Sources of Lead
- Government of Canada's Role
Lead in Older Homes (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
Who May Be at Risk?
Do you live in a home built before 1960?
Was the plumbing in your home installed before 1990?
Do you live near an industry (such as a lead-battery recycling factory) where lead has been used?
Radon (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
Some amounts of radon gas and radon daughters are present everywhere in the soil, water, and air. Particularly high radon levels occur in regions where the soil or rock is rich in uranium. Radon is emitted by radium in the ground, groundwater and building materials. It can enter the indoor air where it and its decay products accumulate in poorly ventilated areas. Harmful levels of radon and radon daughters can accumulate in confined air spaces, such as basements and crawl spaces.
Smog (Ontario Ministry of the Environment)
- Link to Air Quality Index Readings
- Today's Air Quality
- Air Quality General Information
- About Air Quality
- Air Quality Forecast
- Today's Forecast
- Smog Alert Network
- Join the Smog Alert Network
Smog and Your Health (Health Canada)
- The Issue
- Types and Sources of Air Pollution
- Potential Health Effects
- Minimize Your Risk
- Health Canada's Role
Household Chemicals (Health Canada)
Health Canada has in place regulations, consumer information sheets and education materials that provide advice to help you reduce the potential for unintentional exposures to household chemicals.