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Environmental Health
The Environmental Health Branch of the Public Health Division responds to chemical, microbiological and social public health issues.  The Branch monitors and participates in a coordinated response to environmental health issues to Manitobans.  Currently, the Branch's mandate is environmental health risk assessment, food protection, environmentally infectious diseases, and dental/oral health.

Activities:

  • developing and monitoring provincial health standards and policy regarding food and food inspection;

  • investigating food-borne illness and coordinating food recalls;

  • Participating in the enforcement of The Non Smokers Health Protection Act;

  • developing and implementing a provincial Oral Health Strategy, including the monitoring and funding of community water fluoridation systems, and provision of grants for community prevention projects for groups at risk;

  • surveillance of education and practice standards and dental health promotion as a component of overall health;

  • monitoring the status of, and participating in a coordinated response to environmental health threats to Manitobans;

  • contributing to provincial responses to environmental health emergencies;

  • co-ordinating the health component of environmental risk assessments; and

  • Development of legislation related to The Public Health Act.

Please click on any of the Branch's various components on the left for more information about a particular program.

Environmental Health Links:

For more information:
Environmental Health
Public Health
Manitoba Health
4th Floor - 300 Carlton St.
Winnipeg MB  R3B 3M9
CANADA
Phone: 204-788-6735
Fax: 204-948-2040