Three New Health Canada Advisories, Dated January 24, 2013 (Updated Information}

Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products Canadians use everyday. … [Read more...]

Health Canada ~ Five New Alerts Posted

  Health Canada ~ Five New Alerts Posted Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products Canadians use everyday. Below you will find the links to five new Health Canada alerts:  … [Read more...]

Use the Ingredient List and Learn to Make Healthier Food Choices {Healthy Living}

Learn to make healthier food choices by using the nutrition information, such as the Ingredient List, found on prepackaged foods. ~ This is an ingredient list from a bottle of mustard ~ … [Read more...]

Foreign Health Product Alerts {#Advisory} *Updated* to include 1 additional Canadian advisory

Alerts ~ Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products Canadians use everyday. Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the products specified below due to concerns about possible side-effects. … [Read more...]

Holiday Food Safety to Protect You, Those Pregnant and Your Entire Family From Foodborne Illnesses {Healthy Living}

Holiday Food Safety ~ The festive season is rapidly approaching, in fact it has arrived!  Accompanying this fun season is lots of baking, entertaining, and dinners with family and friends.  While it’s always important we all follow proper food safety steps, it’s especially important for women to pay close attention to food safety during pregnancy. To protect themselves and their unborn baby, pregnant women should follow the four key steps to food safety:  Cook; Clean; Chill and Separate.  These … [Read more...]

Health Canada ~ Food Safety Tips for the Holidays {Healthy Living}

Food Safety Tips ~ Food is an important part of many holiday celebrations. However, many of the foods found at holiday parties, such as baked goods, eggnog, cider, seafood and turkey, can carry viruses, bacteria or parasites that could cause foodborne illness ("food poisoning"). Health Canada would like to remind all Canadians of some basic steps they can take to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness during the holiday season. … [Read more...]

Health Canada ~ Three New Advisories and Two New Recalls

Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products Canadians use everyday. Advisories -  … [Read more...]

Consumer Product Safety News: 3 New Recalls & 1 New Advisory

Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products Canadians use everyday. … [Read more...]

Thermography (Thermal Imaging) – Health Canada Advisory

Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products Canadians use everyday. Health Canada Advisories, Warnings and Recalls: … [Read more...]

Fall is the perfect time to test for radon in your home {Healthy Living}

What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. Since radon can't be seen, smelled, or tasted, it can get into your home undetected. In outdoor air, radon is diluted and therefore not a concern. But in confined spaces like your house, radon can build up to high levels and become a health risk. Radon can enter your home any place where the house touches the soil and there is an opening. Possible entry points into your home … [Read more...]

Mammogram 101 {Healthy Living}

As many of you are aware, October is breast cancer awareness month.  We all are women or have women in our lives that we know and love so I thought it would be the perfect time to share some information on mammography that I found. First, some background information.  Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in Canadian women. In 2006, there will be an estimated 21,600 new cases in women aged 20+ and 5,300 deaths from breast cancer in Canada. About 11% of Canadian … [Read more...]

Keep your kids safe around household chemicals!

Chances are you have a variety of household chemical products at home, like cleaning liquids and powders, drain cleaners and paint. These can pose serious health risks to children if they are not used and stored properly. … [Read more...]