Jan. 18, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The week of Jan. 18-24, Environmental Public Health Week, recognizes the work of all certified Public Health Inspectors across Canada and the importance of environmental health programs in the healthcare system.
Health Minister Mary Schryer is taking this opportunity to recognize the contribution of public health professionals to minimize environmental health risks to New Brunswickers.
"These professional have a demanding and important job," said Schryer. "They provide services in food safety, drinking water quality, rental housing conditions, recreational water quality, prevention of food-related illness, onsite sewage disposal assessments, land use management, and infection control."
In addition to their regular responsibilities, the inspectors provided a valuable role as part of the provincial health teams during the H1N1 pandemic.
"I thank all of our Public Health staff for their invaluable work," said Schryer.
For more information, New Brunswickers may visit or call their local Health Protection Branch office, or consult the website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sonya Gilks, communications, Department of Health, 506-444-3506.