March 27, 2015

A friend recently asked 'why hot summer temperatures affected the elderly so much more than younger people?' This made me realised that while many people accept the elderly are more vulnerable to hotter temperatures they don't understand why or what they should be cautious about. Given the increase in heat alerts we all need to be aware of the impact the elderly and know how to help them. The vulnerability of the elderly can be divided under two categories: physical and social. This blog will focus on the physical aspects and the next on the social.

March 10, 2015

When we think of climate change, we think of how hot the summers are. Those days when the air just doesn't seem to move and without air-conditioning or some shade things can be pretty unpleasant. Today in Ontario, Canada we still have a couple of feet of snow on the ground so summer heat seems like a long time away. 

 

February 9, 2015

 

Do you take medications?

An Advil® for a sore arm, maybe something for blood pressure or the occassional antibiotic?

Did you know the active ingredients in these and other drugs have been found in our drinking water in Canada? Up to 30 different medications have been detected, each at varying levels.

 

February 6, 2015

 

In this blog we will be writing and posting articles that will be of interest to businesses, healthcare members and the general public, about ways to become more environmentally sustainable in day-to-day life.