Air quality and health
Learn about air contaminants and the health effects of poor air quality. Also understand the causes of poor indoor air quality, how to test for it and how to improve it.
Services and information
Learn about the different contaminants that can reduce air quality.
Use the air quality health index to help you plan and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. .
Find out how air pollution can affect your health and who is at risk for getting sick.
Find out if testing indoor air quality is necessary when you think there might be contaminants in the air.
Learn how you can improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Learn about what can lead to indoor air contaminants, such as heating appliances, temperature and humidity.
Read recommended exposure levels and guidance for reducing your exposure.
Learn about potential health effects of air pollution from road traffic and how to minimize your exposure.
Learn about smog types and sources, potential health effects and how to minimize your exposure.
Review the methods used to measure air quality and results in the New Brunswick shale gas air monitoring study.
What we are doing
- Asbestos in the home (infographic)
- Residential Indoor Air Quality Guideline: Moulds
- Addressing moisture and mould in your home
- Your Health at Home - What you can do! An Environmental Health Guide for First Nations
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