Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Canadian handbook on health impact assessment

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Canada - 2004

This four-volume handbook presents the requirements and procedures in order to incorporate the assessment of health effects into the environmental assessment (EA) process. It is designed to provide guidance, irrespective of which particular EA process is used.
The handbook also provides answers to commonly asked questions concerning health in EA. Its objective is to encourage and help people with knowledge of the health sector to participate in the environmental assessment process. It should be particularly useful to participants from the medical sector, the social sciences, as well as government and industry health experts.

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Roy Kwiatkowski, Chief
Environmental Health Assessment Services
Health Impacts Bureau
Safe Environments Programme
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch


Health Canada
Sir Charles Tupper Bldg., A.L. 6604M
2720 Riverside Dr.
Ottawa ON K1A 0K9
Telephone: (613) 941-3890
Fax: (613) 941-8921