Solid Waste & Public Health

Presented by:
Amy Montgomery, Health Canada

The goal of the Environmental Public Health (EPH) Program is to contribute to improved health status of First Nation individuals, families and communities through the delivery of programming. The Environmental Public Health Program works with First Nations communities and other agencies to prevent or mitigate environmental public health risks that may arise. Solid waste can be a public health hazard if it is not managed properly. The EPH Program works with the community and other agencies to help limit public health risks posed by solid waste disposal.