The Regional Municipality of Halton strives hard to maintain an environment-friendly community. Authorities monitor the overall quality of water and air and work closely with other organizations and volunteers to protect these natural resources as much as possible.

They also attend to mitigating various environmental health hazards that could compromise public health and safety.

Some of the municipality’s varying community health programs are indoor and outdoor quality control, pest control, and ragweed removal.

The municipal government advises ridding your house of moisture caused by bathing and cooking. Even daily activities as simple as these could lead to mold growth and, thus, affect indoor air quality.

During cold weather, watch out for signs of potential common injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. Wear clothing that includes a hat, mittens, scarf, and wind-resistant outer layer.

On hot days, closely monitor signs of dizziness, headache, and vomiting. To prevent any heat illness, minimize sun exposure, stay hydrated, and plan outdoor activities on cooler days instead.

Another health hazard contributor to watch closely is the growth of ragweeds nearby. Once you spot a few of these plants, wear hand gloves and pull them out to stop their production. Ragweeds are widely known for causing throat irritation, coughing and wheezing, skin rashes, and hay fever.