Health Canada - Working for Canadians

Working for Canadians

A new series on the issues we are tackling and the actions we are taking to keep Canadians safe and healthy.

This month, learn more about potential health and safety risks in your home and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Take Action on radon

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. This invisible, odourless gas comes from the ground and is found in all houses to varying degrees. Learn what you can do to keep you and your family healthy.

Asbestos in the home (infographic)

Asbestos is a health hazard when the fibers are disturbed and become airborne. Its use as a home insulator has declined since the 1970s, but asbestos can still be present in older buildings and the negative side effects continue today. Learn how to avoid health risks of any remaining sources of asbestos in homes.

Window covering safety

Did you know that ordinary household items such as window coverings can cause serious injuries to children? Health Canada is taking steps to address the safety of corded window coverings through regulation. Understand the risks and what measures you can take.

Canada's Healthy Eating Strategy

Did you know that Health Canada developed a Healthy Eating Strategy? Find out more.

Food labelling changes

We're making food labels easier to understand by introducing changes to the nutrition facts table and list of ingredients.

Infographic: Let's Eat Healthy Canada!

Healthy eating plays an important role in chronic disease prevention. Find out how we're working to help Canadians make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Drug Analysis Service Laboratories

Our labs work with drug enforcement agencies to analyze suspected illegal drugs. Take a peek inside one of our labs to find out how they contribute to the fight against the opioid crisis in Canada.

Good Samaritan law

Learn how Health Canada is raising awareness of the Good Samaritan Law and how it can protect people who may witness an overdose.

Opioids toolkit

Access videos such as "What is fentanyl?" and "Prescribed an opioid?"; view stories of people touched by the opioid crisis; and find other resources such as posters on the signs of an opioid overdose. For more information, please visit Canada.ca/Opioids.

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