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September 26, 2000
Media Advisory -- Public Health Inspectors meet for conference
Toronto Public Health - Public Health Inspectors are in Toronto
tomorrow for the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors 61st Annual
Education Conference.

Recent events such as the water crisis in Walkerton have increased public
awareness of the role of health inspectors in maintaining a healthy, safe
environment. Conference sessions will focus on the work of inspectors in
diverse areas such as restaurant inspections, air quality monitoring and
drinking water investigations.

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Time: 8:30 - 4:30
Place: Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto

8:30-9:15 Public Health Responses to the Changing Environment
Keynote Speaker - Marilyn Churley, MPP Environment Critic
Greenpeace, Toronto Environmental Alliance, Pollution Probe

9:45-11:00 *Walkerton Outbreak - An Inspector's Perspective
Bev Middleton & Dave Patterson, Grey - Bruce Owen Sound Health Unit

1:00-2:00 Bottled Water - Safer than Tap Water?
Dr. Monica Campbell, Toronto Public Health

2:00-2:30 Air Pollution: Not Just a Big City Problem
Dr. Monica Campbell, Toronto Public Health

2:00-2:30 Super Farms - Protecting Water Quality
Klaus Seeger & Dr. Beth Henning, Medical Officer of Health, Huron County Health

3:30-4:00 The Illness Costs of Air Pollution in Ontario
Dr. Ted Boadway, Ontario Medical Association

3:30-4:00 Beach Water Quality - A Partnership
Peter Gauthier, Toronto Public Health; Ted Bowring, Works & Emergency Services

*The session "Walkerton Outbreak- An Inspector's Perspective" is open to the
media. However, panelists will not be granting media interviews.

Media Contact
Mary Margaret Crapper



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