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Health Topics - Environment

  • 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.

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  • Beaches

    As of 2010 the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit has discontinued sampling of beaches within our jurisdiction. Testing is still being done at Provincial parks, and beach advisories for Rock Point, Long Point, Turkey Point and Selkirk Provincial Parks, and all other Provincial Parks, are posted on the following site.

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  • Blue-Green Algae

    Also known as cyanobacteria, blue-green algae are bacteria that share features of both bacteria and algae.

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  • Bunkhouse Inspections

    Migrant Farm Worker’s Housing Every year over 600 seasonal housing accommodations for migrant farm workers are inspected by Public Health Inspectors of the Healthy Environment Team. View our Seasonal Farm Worker Housing Guidelines booklet for more information.

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  • Drinking Water

    Drinking water is tested for the presence of two groups of bacteria, total coliform bacteria and E.Coli bacteria. Your results are the number of bacteria of each group in 100 millilitres of your water sample.

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  • Health Hazards

    Find out more information about Environmental health hazards such as Blue-Green Algae and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), Chloropicrin, idling, lead, nitrate, second-hand smoke, and wind turbines.

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  • Insects

    Find out more information about Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Bed bugs, Lyme Disease, Powassan Encephalitis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia and West Nile Virus.

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  • Mould

    What is mould? Moulds are fungi, a group of organisms that also includes mushrooms and yeasts. Moulds are generally found in nature and are carried indoors from the outside, through open windows or doors, on clothing, pets, food or furniture. More than 270 species of mould have been identified in Canadian homes. Moulds will grow […]

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  • Mould

    Moulds are fungi, a group of organisms that also includes mushrooms and yeasts. Moulds are generally found in nature and are carried indoors from the outside, through open windows or doors, on clothing, pets, food or furniture. More than 270 species of mould have been identified in Canadian homes.

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  • Rabies

      Low Cost Rabies Clinics The Haldimand and Norfolk Counties are not hosting low cost rabies clinics at this time. For more information about low cost rabies clinics offered in neighbouring municipalities please refer to Rabies Vaccine Clinic Listings- Ontario, Canada Raccoon Rabies Update The raccoon strain of rabies has been found in Haldimand County, […]

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  • Special Events

    Please note: We will not be accepting or approving special event applications during stage two of the provincial reopening. Kindly check back at a later date or call 519-426-6170 ext. 3231 All persons and/or organizations planning to sell or offer services to the public at a special event held in either Haldimand County or Norfolk […]

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  • Swimming Pools & Spas

    Find information on pool safety, and access to the Pool Operators Manual ( screen version or printable version ) and Admission Standards information and factsheet.

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