Volunteers identify environmental health hazards

Understanding environmental health hazards is a key element in emergency preparedness for seniors.

Understanding environmental health hazards is a key element in emergency preparedness for seniors.

Volunteers 50 or older, are needed in the central Island area to participate in a hazard identification study conducted by Gloria Gutman, professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University and a guest speaker last year at Vancouver Island University’s ElderCollege Speakers Series.

The study requires two hours of a volunteer’s time and includes information on microbiological contaminants in food, outdoor and indoor air pollution, carbon monoxide poisoning, pesticides, radon and climate change.

For more information on participating in the study, please e-mail annelink@telus.net or call 250-752-8214.