Environment and Health

Your environment can affect your immediate and long-term health. Learn how to improve and monitor air quality, protect yourself from ultraviolet radiation and identify a variety of other hazards in the region. Also, learn about how climate change may affect health.

Water quality and testing

Access to safe water is important. Learn more about how Huron Perth Public Health helps ensure safe drinking water and recreational water, including beach water testing.

Extreme weather

Extreme weather events area growing public health risk due to climate change. Huron and Perth counties experience both extreme heat and extreme cold events seasonally.

Extreme weather alerts are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada and shared locally. The chart below illustrates the number of extreme heat warnings and special weather statements issued for Huron and Perth annually.

Annual Alerts Issued
Type of alert202020212022
Number of Heat Warnings 5 2 4
Number of Special Weather Statements 0 0 1

Learn how to stay safe in extreme heat and extreme cold.

Preparing for an emergency

Are you prepared for an emergency? Learn how to create an emergency plan. Emergencies include environmental disasters, such as flooding. Find out how to keep you and your family safe during an emergency.