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

Highly pathogenic avian influenza cases have been detected among poultry at B.C. farms. Cases increase as wild bird populations migrate and spread viral contamination.

Fall and winter in the Island Health region may see an increase in health risks due to cold, snowfall, flooding and power outages during storms. Learn how to prepare for these events to keep you and your family safe.

Take steps to prepare for periods of drought. Conserve water and protect your health.

Improving health by improving the environments in which we live.

Learn the risks associated with excessive heat and prepare in advance to stay safe and healthy.

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.

What are vapour products and what is vaping?