Public health inspectors at the Northwestern Health Unit address concerns relating to heavy metals and radiation. The Northwestern Health Unit region is rich in natural resources that have led to the development of industries such as Mining and Pulp and Paper. Whether naturally occurring or the result of industrial activities, whether indoor exposure or outdoor exposure, the presence of some heavy metals and radio-active minerals in our environment can be hazardous to our health.
Indoor heavy metal hazards:
Outdoor heavy metal hazards:
If you have questions or concerns about health hazards about heavy metals or radioactive materials contact your local Northwestern Health Unit office.