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

Wood burning outdoors

Breathe easier: Reduce residential wood smoke to enhance our air quality

With fall well underway, days are shortening, temperatures are dropping and some residents across the Island Health region are stoking up their wood stoves and other devices to fend off chillier weather.

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Hot temperature displayed on thermometer with sun in distance

Heat warnings across Island Health region bring increased health risks

Heat warnings across Island Health region bring increased health risks.

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A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

Donna McLeod, Shelley McLeod-Garner and Michelle King share something beyond genes.

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