Date: December 17, 2017

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Community Delegation to Discuss Health Study at Queen's Park

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Point Edward, ON - Lambton's Medical Officer of Health will be participating in a community delegation to Queen's Park this week to discuss the recent announcement by the Honourable Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in support of a community health study related to environmental exposures.

Dr. Sudit Ranade, along with members of the former Lambton Community Health Study (LCHS) Board, including former Chair Anne Marie Gillis, will be meeting with Minister Ballard on Wednesday, November 29. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the Minister's plans for the funding, timelines and scope of the proposed study.

"I am hopeful that the Ministry's plans for a study will include active engagement and consultation with all community stakeholders," said Dr. Ranade.

The LCHS Board formed in 2007 to address the question of the impact of environmental exposures from petrochemical industries on the health of Lambton residents. Between 2007 and 2016, the LCHS Board completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 of its overarching mission. Phase 1 involved the development of a governance model for the board. Phase 2 involved a literature review and community consultation that ended in the development of four major themes for research: exposure monitoring and bio-assessment, reproductive health, respiratory health, and cancer. After almost three years of attempting to secure the necessary funds to commission a study, the Board agreed to dissolve and issued a final report to the community.

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Please contact:

Dr. Sudit Ranade
Medical Officer of Health
County of Lambton
519-383-8331 ext. 3509
dr.ranade@county-lambton.on.ca