Evidence gathered over the last ten years has increased Health Canada's concerns about the health effects of air pollutants. Although some hazardous contaminants in the air, such as lead, have declined recently, others that remain are becoming problematic. As the human health effects of poor air quality are far reaching, Health Canada has a multi-pronged approach to improving outdoor air.
In this section you will find information on Health Canada's current initiatives and plans to improve outdoor air quality. You have access to workshop summaries, publications and a wide-ranging FAQ page where you can also read about the chemical make-up of air.