AQHI Resources for Health Professionals
Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) resources are available on the Government of Canada website. Please click here.
Children's Environmental Health Centre (ChEHC)
The Children's Environmental Health Centre (ChEHC) is a unique local program addressing the impacts on children’s health from environmental exposures (chemical, biological, physical and social). The program considers all environmental factors to assess exposures, by integrating clinical, research and educational components. The team consists of specialists in paediatrics, occupational and environmental health, nursing, and public health.
ChEHC carries out environmental assessments in the context of the medical problems and results of relevant investigations and provides recommendations for: children who may be exposed to harmful environmental exposure at home, in child care, at school or within their community; and children with acute, persistent and/or non-responsive health conditions, which may be environmentally related. Additionally, ChEHC responds to questions and offers community advice/support for local children’s environmental health issues and assists local, national and non-governmental agencies in issues of children’s health and the environment.
For more information, including educational resources, current research projects, and contact information, please visit their website.
Radon Resources for Health Professionals
Radon: Is it in your patients' homes?
The Ontario College of Family Physicians, McMaster University, and Clean Air Partnership (CAP) have developed an accredited on-line radon continuing medical education (CME) program for health professionals.
The program is designed to help health professionals answer patient questions about the health risks of radon and the need to test their homes and reduce their family’s exposure based on Health Canada’s national radon awareness program.
For more information, click here.