Living to Advance Science: Working to protect Canadians

    LONDON, ON, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute of Public Health
inspectors would like to invite all Canadians to celebrate Environmental
Public Health Week (EPHW) from January 19th to 25th, 2009. EPHW includes
several events and opportunities to learn more about and recognize the work of
environmental public health professionals and the importance of environmental
public health in protecting the well-being of Canadians. This year's event
focuses on the 'state of the profession'.
    "Environmental Public Health Inspectors deliver tangible results and
positive health outcomes. They are the foundation of our public health
system," says Adam Grant, National President of the Canadian Institute of
Public Health Inspectors.

    Public Health Inspectors and Environmental Health Officers are highly
trained and nationally certified professionals who work to protect the health
of Canadians in the areas of:

    Food Safety                       Infection Control and Communicable
                                      Disease Control
    Drinking Water Quality
                                      Personal Services Facilities
    Recreational Water Quality
                                      Rental Housing Conditions
    Childcare and Institutional
    Facilities                        Land Use Management

    Air Quality                       Injury Prevention

    Outbreak Management

    For more information about Environmental Public Health please visit or contact your local health region.

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries: English: Adam Grant,
National President, (519) 852-5664; French: Stefane Gravelle, (204) 761-2258

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