Chemicals and your health

Information on chemicals and the health effects of exposure, vulnerable populations, product safety, chemical contaminants in food and measuring exposure.

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Health effects of chemical exposure

Explore the potential health effects of exposure to chemicals and ways to reduce your risk.

Measuring your exposure to chemicals

Learn how Canada measures Canadians' exposure to common chemicals.

Chemical contaminants in food

Learn about food-borne chemical contaminants. Also find out how Canada assesses their health effects and reduces the risks to Canadians.

Chemical and pollutant list

Search for a chemical or pollutant to learn more about its effects on your health and how to reduce your risk.

Protecting people at greater risk

Some people may be at greater risk of exposure to chemicals and pollutants. Get facts on the health effects on pregnant women, children, Aboriginal peoples and seniors. 

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