December 22, 2003

Celebrate the work of Public Health Inspectors during Environmental Health Week


NEWMARKET York Region Health Services joins communities across Canada in recognizing January 3 to 9, 2004 as Environmental Health Week.


Environmental Health Week recognizes the challenging work of Public Health Inspectors and the importance of environmental health programs in our healthcare system. Public Health Inspectors are dedicated professionals who are committed to promoting and protecting public health and to continuously meeting new challenges from our environment that can affect human health.


Public Health Inspectors provide services in: food safety and food premise inspection, drinking water quality, recreational water safety, inspection of personal services facilities (tattoo, piercing and nail care premises), childcare and institutional facilities, air quality, playground safety, outbreak management, prevention of food-borne illness, West Nile virus control, rabies control, indoor air quality and environmental health.


During Environmental Health Week, come view displays, meet with York Region Public Health Inspectors and learn about the unique programs and services that are offered to our community:


Thursday, January 8, 2004

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

York Region Administrative Centre Great Hall

17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket


To obtain more information about Public Health Inspectors and what they do, contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 and ask to speak to a Public Health Inspector.

Contact:                       Wendy Lewis, York Region Corporate Communication Services

905-830-4444 Ext. 1238

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