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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People urged to take precautions with heat warning issued for Greater Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands and expanded for East Vancouver Island and Inland Vancouver Island

Environment and Climate Change Canada has expanded the heat warning to include Greater Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands, East Vancouver Island and Inland Vancouver Island regions in Island Health.

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Boring? Island Health’s first environmental scientist says the job is anything but

Since joining Island Health, Kobby has been collaborating on projects like a fuel spill, groundwater contamination and an industrial fire. Coming from consulting, working for private companies in gold mining and oil and gas, he’s excited to put his knowledge and experience to use for the public good.

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Heat warning expanded to include additional Island Health regions

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning several regions in Island Health. A strong ridge of high pressure will remain over southern B.C. through Wednesday.

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