Acid Rain FAQ
Access a list of zoonotic diseases, which are diseases transmissible from animals to humans. Find out about programs in place to prevent and control their spread.
Link to the organization that works to reduce the risk of bloodborne pathogens and biological injuries caused by blood transfusions and tissue and organ transplantations.
What do you get when you mix three disease detectives, a rash of mystery illnesses, and a school chock-full of clues?
Link to a list of reports, organized by year of publication, on communicable diseases.
Healthy lifestyles promote growth and development in young people, fight disease and make all Canadians stronger and more energetic.
The Canadian Best Practices Portal is your first step to planning health-related programs. The Portal is a virtual front door to community and population health interventions related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
Resources for Schools and Libraries
Find information on all poisonous plants in Canada through an interactive search or in lists organized by Botanical and Common names.
Information regarding cellular telephones, base stations, and radiofrequency fields.
Visit Canada's central coordinating point for responding to public health security issues, including natural events and disasters and accidents or criminal and terrorist acts involving explosives, chemicals, radioactive substances or biological threats.
Find information on childhood immunization, a safe and effective way to give children immunity against a number of potentially serious diseases such as polio and tetanus.
Explore the accomplishments of Dr. John Amyot, whose many contributions to the science of public health include the filtration and chlorination of water, production of vaccines and the pasteurization of milk (text and video).
Drinking untreated water in the great outdoors can make you ill. Take these precautions to make sure the water you drink is safe.
Information on water chlorination including health effects, risks and benefits.
Link to resources on E. Coli, such as articles, statistics and reports.
Emergency contraception (EC), sometimes referred to as the "morning after pill", is a method of preventing an unintended pregnancy. It can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex or if there has been a contraceptive failure, such as a condom breaking, or missed birth control pills. In Canada, EC is sold under the name "Plan B". It is a hormonal method, similar to birth control pills, but taken in different doses.
Describes where and how fluorides occur, sources of human exposure, and dental and health effects on humans.
Link to a variety of information on immunization, including immunization schedules for children and recommendations for travel vaccines.
Meet Dr. Hermy Lior, who was instrumental in developing research tests and methods to distinguish different types of the bacteria E. coli and Campylobacter (text and video).
Link to information addressing concerns about vaccine safety.
Access Canada’s Drug Strategy to find information on different types of drugs and people affected by substance abuse.
Learn about zoonoses, which are diseases that are passed from animals to humans, and find out how they are transmitted.
The term STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) is now commonly used in the place of STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). STI is more encompassing, including infections that may be asymptomatic. The term STI is used more frequently on this site but please note that the term STD may still be used in some links and earlier publications.
In Canada some of the highest rates and increase in STIs are in young people ages 15 to 24. If you are having sex, or thinking about having sex, you need to know how to avoid sexually transmitted infections.
Discover the effects that alcohol can have on the body, learn how breathalyzers work and find tips on how to drink responsibly.
The Tobacco Control Programme (TCP) monitors and analyses change in tobacco consumption patterns, public attitudes, retailer behaviour to youth access restrictions, industry practices and the product in support of TCP's programs and mandate.
Link to travel medicine information on international disease outbreaks, immunization recommendations, general health advice and disease-specific treatment and prevention guidelines.