Environment

Enviroment

This health topic provides tips and reports on understanding what is happening in our environment and staying safe.

Improving health by improving the environments in which we live.

Learn the risks associated with excessive heat and how you can take precautions to stay safe and healthy.

The purpose of this guide is to help the public understand what increased sulphur dioxide (SO2) levels may mean for their health.

Island Health is often asked about the safety of pesticides used in homes, gardens or public places.

Environmental Health Officers assess and inspect public/commercial swimming pools and hot tubs for compliance with health standards and for the health and safety of you and your family.

Any home or building that is not connected to a municipal or city sewage system needs a safe method of treating and discharging sewage.

Why make spaces smoke-free? Because there is no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke.

Tobacco use is one of the single largest threats to the health of individuals and communities in the Island Health region. 

Tanning is out. Learn more about how to protect yourself from UV rays.

An electronic cigarette is a battery attached to a chamber containing liquid that may (or may not) contain nicotine.

Forest fires can be an inevitable part of living in British Columbia. The following information is provided to reduce your personal health risk.

Wood smoke, like other smoke, is a source of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), which may cause health problems.