Canadian Lung Association explores indoor and outdoor air quality
- in the home, at school and in the workplace.
by Environmental Defence Canada discusses the results of a study
investigating the levels of arsenic leached into the sand from play
structures made from wood that is pressure-treated with Chromated
Copper Arsenate (CCA). Link requires a PDF reader.
organization for health professionals, working to protect the environment
in order to protect human health.
public interest organization that uses existing laws to protect
the environment and to advocate for environmental law reforms.
non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the public from
environmental health hazards and toxic exposures.
A resource from
the Sierra Club of Canada that discusses the increased vulnerability
of children and pets to chemical pesticides.
The focal point
within Health Canada for activities to both understand the special
sensitivity of children to environmental threats and promote action
to reduce the risk of these threats to children's health.
working to inform parents and those concerned with the welfare of
children about the preventable health and development problems caused
by exposures to toxic substances in homes, schools and communities.
site about the interrelatedness of ecosystems, the interdependence
of living organisms and nonliving matter that make up the earth,
and the role that people play within this complex system. Hosted
aims to reduce environmental risks to children's health by fostering
a better understanding of the links between environmental quality
and the health of children. Priority issues include asthma and respiratory
disease, the effects of lead and other toxic substances and waterborne
diseases. Project administered by the North American Commission
for Environmental Cooperation.
multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the
fetus and child from environmental health hazards and promote a
healthy environment. Provides information about children's environmental
health, and links to sources of information and resources.
the fundamentals and broad context of children's environmental health
issues. Information includes the health effects from environmental
exposures and the physician's role in primary prevention of environmental
health problems in children. Designed by the Canadian Association
of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE).
Canada's Green Lane helps connect Canadians, exchange information
and share knowledge for environmental decision-making.
Section of the
Canadian Health Network offering resources on topics such as indoor
air quality, climate change, toxic substances, water quality and
protecting human health and to safeguarding the natural environment
— air, water, and land — upon which life depends.
Report by the
Children's Health Project, a joint effort of the Canadian Environmental
Law Association and the Ontario College of Family Physicians Environmental
Health Committee. Outlines the health problems related to exposure
to environmental contaminants. A PDF reader is required to view
the full report.
feature on Children's Environmental Health from Environment Canada's
on-line news magazine.
focusing on the positive health and environmental benefits of alternative
gardening techniques. A public education program offered by the
Hamilton Coalition on Pesticide Issues.
Tips for smoke-free
on a number of indoor environmental problems that affect children's
health and learning in school settings.
of Canadian and American sites that look at such topics as safety
standards for play equipment, common hazards and accident prevention.
The sites cater to a broad audience - from parents to park maintenance
site provides information on a wide range of subjects pertaining
to hazards in children's environments. Topics covered include the
home, transportation and water and air quality.