Good air quality is essential to our health. Unfortunately, with human activities and development, many air pollutants are being released into the environment, which can be harmful to our health. At an individual level, we have very little power in changing our outdoor air quality, since it will require the collective efforts of government policy, industrial regulations and human efforts.
In view of vast amount of biological and chemical contaminants that can be found in the water, it is essential to treat our water properly before drinking. Contamination of drinkable water can be widely classified into two categories: Biological contaminants and chemical contaminants. Biological contaminants include bacteria, virus and parasites that can cause human diseases. Chemical contaminants include minerals, organic form of metals, and chemicals from human activities such as fertilizers and pesticides. A food sensitivity is an adverse reaction to a food or additive when it is not clear whether the reaction is due to an allergy or intolerance. They can affect any organ and cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fear, ear infections, IBS, hives, muscle aches, headaches and asthma. The Ottawa Environmental Health Clinic offers a comprehensive Nutrition and Food workshop for those interested in learning more about the topics above, as well as much more!