Healthier Home for a Healthier You Webinar Series

This webinar series presented by Health Canada will help you identify and reduce environmental health hazards and maintain a healthy home.

Record #: MDL0386
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020
Last Full Update: 08 Dec 2020


Public Bulletin This activity is offered once per week starting November 18, 2020 to December 9, 2020.


Located In Nova Scotia
Areas Served Nova Scotia ; Not limited


Phone 506-378-3439
Contact Isabelle Melancon, Risk Communication and Public Involvement Officer, Health Canada - Environmental Health Program; Phone: 506-378-3439; Email:

Description & Services

Information In our daily lives, we are exposed to chemicals and pollutants like asbestos, dust, lead, cleaning products, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, mould, carbon monoxide, and radon. Exposure to these environmental pollutants can cause real health problems and it can be difficult to know how to reduce our exposure. 
Are there pollutants in my home? What are the health risks? Who is most at risk? How do I protect myself and those in my care? The Healthier Home for a Healthier You Webinar Series can help you answer these questions! 
This Series includes four free 30-minute online webinars offered via Zoom. You may register for any of the webinars which interest you. 
The webinars: 
Home Heating - Wednesday, Nov.18, 2020 (10:00-10:30 am) Learn how various methods of heating can affect indoor air quality and what you can do to protect your health. 
Radon - Wednesday, Nov.25, 2020 (10:00-10:30 am) Learn about radon gas, why it is important to test for it and how to reduce your levels. 
Renovation and DIY Projects - Wednesday, Dec.2, 2020 (10:00-10:30 am) Learn how to protect yourself from chemicals such as asbestos, VOCs, formaldehyde when doing home renovations and Do-It-Yourself projects. 
Cleaning and Household Chemicals - Wednesday, Dec.9, 2020 (10:00-10:30 am) Learn how to use common household cleaning and chemical products safely as well as how to prevent and remove mould and dust. 
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Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Hours 10:00-10:30 am
Dates November 18, 2020 - Home Heating 
November 25, 2020 - Radon 
December 2, 2020 - Renovation and Do it Yourself Projects 
December 9, 2020 - Cleaning and household chemicals
Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible

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