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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.
- Cooling Towers
Do you operate a cooling tower system? Learn more about the Cooling Tower Registration Project and how to register your system and towers.
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.
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.
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:
Last modified on: February 13, 2020