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Health Topics - Air Quality

Air is one of the most essential elements in sustaining life on this planet. That’s why air quality is an important issue for the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. Poor air quality presents serious health risks to the public and we are committed to providing information that will help you protect yourself and the quality of the air you breathe.

  • Indoor Air Quality

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version only Air pollution is not just an outdoor problem. The air indoors, at your home or your workplace, can also be polluted. Some types of air pollution can reach higher levels indoors than outdoors. With Canadians spending, on average, about 90 per cent of their time indoors. The quality of indoor air […]

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  • Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace

    PDF/Printer friendly version Indoor air quality (IAQ) at the office or workplace shares many of the same indoor air quality problems as a home. Building materials, carpets, cleaning products, and poor ventilation can present air quality issues in both environments. However, some IAQ problems such as scents and fragrances, automobile exhaust, cleaning solvents, and manufacturing […]

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  • Smog

    What is smog? The word smog was first used to describe a mixture of smoke and fog in the air. The word smog now refers to a brownish-yellow hazy cloud made up of harmful pollutants, including gases and fine particulates. Although smog usually starts in larger cities, it can be just as prevalent or more […]

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