HEALTH CANADA — PETITIONER — FRANK WOODCOCK

MR. Woodcock spends a lot of time looking out for everyone else’s best interests.

The following Petitions to Health Canada are listed. Health Canada Replies are to come. We will revisit this blog posting at that time.

FYI.

Concerns about the potential health and environmental impact of pesticides on apples and other food crops

Petition: 295

Issue(s): Agriculture, human / environmental health, pesticides, and toxic substances

Petitioner(s): Frank Woodcock

Date Received: 20 January 2010

Status: Reply (replies) received but not yet posted

Summary: The petitioner alleges that the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables has declined since the Second World War, requiring a larger quantity to obtain the same value. He is concerned about the amount of pesticides used on an equivalent “nutritional kilo” of apples and other food crops today and its potential impact on the environment and on health. He also asks the federal government about the environmental cost of transporting fruit and vegetables and whether Canada’s Food Guide reflects the potential effects of pesticides on listed foods.
Federal Departments Responsible for Reply: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment Canada, Health Canada

Concerns about the health impact of chemicals and pollutants that are released into the environment

Petition: 294

Issue(s): Human/environmental health, pesticides, and toxic substances

Petitioner(s): Frank Woodcock

Date Received: 20 January 2010

Status: Reply (replies) received but not yet posted

Summary: The petitioner alleges that many chemicals and pollutants released into the environment are being detected in human umbilical cord blood. He cites a study that provided a list of these chemicals and the consequences each has on the human body. The petitioner asks the federal government what is being done to track chemicals and pollutants released into the environment, as well as those found in humans, and to assess their impact on health. He also asks whether the government has carried out related cost analysis of this impact.
Federal Departments Responsible for Reply: Environment Canada, Health Canada

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