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Health Hazards

The Health Protection and Promotion Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7),1 defines a health hazard as:

  • a condition of a premise
  • a substance, thing, plant or animal other than man, or
  • a solid, liquid, gas or combination of any of them

... that has or that is likely to have an adverse (harmful) effect on the health of a person. This means that anything that worsens someone’s health is a possible health hazard.

 
  • A picture of a brick houseHousing
    Have a problem in your home, such as mould, bed bugs or unsafe drinking water? Learn how we can help.
  • A picture of a thermometer showing a summer temperatureExtreme Temperatures
    Are you concerned about extreme heat or extreme cold? Learn more about heat alerts and cold alerts and steps you can take to protect yourself.
  • A picture of a cooling towerCooling Towers
    Do you operate a cooling tower system? Learn more about the Cooling Tower Registration Project and how to register your system and towers. 
 

Health Impacts of Climate Change in Middlesex-London

Front page of the MLHU's climate change report

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What is the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s role?

In Ontario, healthy environments is one of the mandatory programs under the Ontario Public Health Standards which health units are required to deliver to the public.

Public Health Inspectors at the Middlesex-London Health Unit help prevent and reduce exposure to health hazards in the community and promote the development of healthy built and natural environments.

Additional Information

For more information on health hazards, please continue to browse this website, or speak to a Public Health Inspector on the Environmental Health Team by calling:

  • 519-663-5317
 
Date of creation: December 11, 2012
Last modified on: February 13, 2020
 

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References

1Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General. (1990). Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7. Retrieved from
http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90h07