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

Code Hack 2020

Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Alice Health Centre

Island Health is advising that, despite significant effort to fill shifts, there is a temporary shortage of registered nurses and physicians over the holiday season resulting in a temporary service reduction at the Port Alice Health Centre.

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