Come and join Health Canada to learn more about things in your environment that can affect your health and everyday life. This session will provide information on Health Canada’s Environmental Health Programs that help to protect Canadians and will give you a brief overview of chemical hazards, outdoor air quality, radon and how to live safe and healthy lives.
Cecilia is an Environmental Health Specialist at Health Canada, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch. She has been with the federal public service for ten years, where her work has primarily focused on the Chemicals Management Plan, program management of the Environmental Health Program, and regional emergency preparedness and response. Cecilia worked previously at the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and in consulting. She has a MSc in biology, toxicology specialization, from the University of Ottawa and a BSc in environmental science from McGill University.
Mainul Husain is the Regional Radiation Specialist, Health Canada, Environmental Health Program, Ontario Region. Mainul Husain works with Health Canada’s National Radon Program to help Canadians reduce the risks from radon gas. He is actively involved in providing advice related to radon sampling and remediation, and in developing guidelines, regulatory limits and standards associated with radon exposure. Mainul has been with Health Canada since 2011, and has also worked on environmental contaminants including nanoparticles and chemicals, and their effects on human health. His specialty includes analyzing and understanding the short and long term effects of environmental contaminants on lungs and other organs in the body.