September 15, 2023
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is responsible for pesticide regulation in Canada. The PMRA is working to help all Canadians understand the risks associated with pesticides, and what the government does to protect your health and the environment.
September 11, 2023
Canada raises the bar: Noble gas lab certification to support the banning of global nuclear weapons testing
August 28, 2023
August 9, 2023
As the impacts of climate change increase in Canada, we expect to experience more and more days of extreme heat. Even though most people are able to cope with this rise in temperatures over the summer months, extreme heat can have a devastating impact on some of those who are most susceptible to experiencing adverse health impacts.
August 1, 2023
It’s a situation no one wants to face. You need a medication or health product, but you can’t find it anywhere. The reason? A shortage.
Many of us have become all too familiar with drug shortages, which have been increasing in the last few years. Global supply constraints, manufacturing issues, difficulties in accessing raw materials and the COVID-19 pandemic are some of the key reasons behind this increase.
July 28, 2023
Did you know that coming into contact with mouse droppings can be fatal?
At the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), protecting people in Canada from hantavirus means working on the problem from various angles. This involves multiple scientists, each with different specialities, who put in time not only in the lab, but also out in the field.
July 13, 2023
When avian influenza (also known as bird flu) is featured in the news, it is often accompanied by alarming headlines highlighting the highly infectious nature of some strains and their ability to cause severe disease. The current outbreak of the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has garnered more headlines globally, documenting its spread around the world killing scores of domestic and wild birds.
July 12, 2023
July 6, 2023
As some vaccine preventable disease outbreaks - like measles, polio and diphtheria – have made headlines around the world in recent months, people may wonder why these outbreaks are occurring and if they are at risk. To understand the current situation, it is important to understand how vaccination works as a public health preventive measure.
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