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Informing the public of possible health hazards and enabling Canadians to make informed decisions concerning the continued use of consumer and marketed health products, including foreign products not authorized for sale in Canada and not found on the Canadian marketplace, but which may have entered the country through personal importation or by purchase over the Internet.


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Health Canada reminds Canadians that thermograms are not a substitute for mammograms for breast cancer screening

OTTAWA - Health Canada is reminding Canadians and women in particular, that thermograms (which use thermal imaging) are not a substitute for mammograms used for routine monitoring and screening for breast cancer. While thermography devices are available in Canada, these devices have not been licensed in Canada to screen for breast cancer. They have been licensed by Health Canada only to measure skin temperature, similar to a thermometer.

Unauthorized prescription product "Kobayashi Eyebon Eyewash" seized at Catwalk Boutique in Burnaby may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising consumers that the unauthorized prescription product “Kobayashi Eyebon Eyewash” may pose serious health risks. The product is labelled to contain the prescription drug, aminocaproic acid, and is promoted as an eyewash for contact lens users and for the prevention of eye disease. The product, sold in three formats (Cool, Mild and Regular), was seized at the Catwalk Boutique retail location in Burnaby, B.C. (1313 – 4500 Kingsway). The product was also being sold online ( and at the Catwalk Boutique retail location in Richmond, B.C. (2005 - 4000 No.3 Rd.).

Unauthorized product containing synthetic cannabinoids sold from stores in Edmonton

Health Canada is advising Canadians of an unauthorized product called Brainfreeze Potpourri or Brainfreeze Herbal Incense that is labeled as an herbal product and contains synthetic cannabinoids. This product is being sold in speciality tobacco stores and head shops in Edmonton, Alberta, and may also be available for direct purchase through online retailers.

Unauthorized product "Aerobic Oxygen" sold by online retailer "Good For You" may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that "Aerobic Oxygen," an unauthorized product sold online by "Good For You" at, may pose serious health risks, including poisoning and kidney failure. Health Canada testing found that the product contains sodium chlorite, a bleach-like chemical that is not listed on the product label. The product is promoted as a treatment for a range of ailments, including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, impotence, paralysis, breast cancer and brain tumours. The product may also have been sold by other online retailers.