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About Health Canada

Safe Environments Programme

The Safe Environments Programme (SEP) promotes healthy living, working and recreational environments by identifying and assessing health risks to Canadians posed by environmental factors. SEP develops national risk management strategies that:

  • help reduce risks to human health from the environment
  • are supported by scientific research
  • directly align with Health Canada's Sustainable Development Strategy

The responsibilities of SEP are carried out by the following Bureaux and offices: