Pesticides

Pesticides Island Health

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

Pesticide Use and Human Health answers some of the most commonly asked questions about pesticide use and human health.

Tips for Reducing Pesticide Exposure in Your Home (HealthLinkBC)

Online Resources

Pest Fact Sheets

Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency - Responsible Pesticide Use
General information on pest control measures for common household and garden pests.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Pesticide Fact Sheets
An alphabetical list of pesticide fact sheets.

EXTOXNET - The Extension Toxicology Network - Pesticide Information Profiles
Information on PIPs.

News & Events

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

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Island Health asks for public’s assistance in appropriate emergency department use

Island Health is asking people to do their part to ensure our hospital emergency departments can continue to meet the care needs of patients experiencing medical emergencies.

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Island Health reschedules some immunization appointments due to extreme heat

Due to the extreme heat wave that is currently affecting British Columbia, Island Health is rebooking some COVID-19 immunization appointments in Langford and Comox.

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