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Air Quality

The Canadian Lung Association explores indoor and outdoor air quality - in the home, at school and in the workplace.

Arsenic Lurks in Canadian Playgrounds: Is Your Child Safe?

Report published 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.

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

A membership organization for health professionals, working to protect the environment in order to protect human health.

Canadian Environmental Law Association

A non-profit, public interest organization that uses existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate for environmental law reforms.

Center for Environmental Health

An American non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the public from environmental health hazards and toxic exposures.

Children & Pets

A resource from the Sierra Club of Canada that discusses the increased vulnerability of children and pets to chemical pesticides.

Children's Environmental Health

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.

Children's Health Environmental Coalition

American organization 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.

Children's Health and the Environment

Educational 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 by BioMuncie.

Children's Health and the Environment in North America

Project that 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.

Children's Environmental Health Network

National US 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.

Children's Environmental Health Project

Introduces 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).

Environment Canada

Environment Canada's Green Lane helps connect Canadians, exchange information and share knowledge for environmental decision-making.

Environmental Health

Section of the Canadian Health Network offering resources on topics such as indoor air quality, climate change, toxic substances, water quality and second-hand smoke.

Environmental Protection Agency

Dedicated to protecting human health and to safeguarding the natural environment — air, water, and land — upon which life depends.

Environmental Standard Setting and Children's Health

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.


A feature on Children's Environmental Health from Environment Canada's on-line news magazine.

Green Lawns Healthy Kids

Information focusing on the positive health and environmental benefits of alternative gardening techniques. A public education program offered by the Hamilton Coalition on Pesticide Issues.

Halton Healthy Moms

Tips for smoke-free living.


Information on a number of indoor environmental problems that affect children's health and learning in school settings.

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit for Canadian Schools
Playground Safety Links

Lists links 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 staff.

Safe, Healthy Environments

Health Canada 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.


The information contained on this website is for information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. If you feel you need medical advice, please see your health professional.