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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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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.

Important safety information for people with diabetes using NovoPen Echo or NovoPen 5

Health Canada is advising Canadians that Novo Nordisk A/S has updated a voluntary recall of insulin cartridge holders used in certain lots of its NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5 insulin pens. The company detected that the cartridge holders may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals, such as some cleaning agents.

Information Update - How to keep your loved ones safe when treating pets for fleas and ticks

Family pets, or companion animals, can sometimes bring unwanted pests, such as fleas and ticks, into your home. These bugs can be more than just an annoyance. Flea saliva can cause allergic reactions in both people and animals, and some ticks can transmit diseases. For example, blacklegged ticks can transmit the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

Unauthorized natural health product promoted as a workout supplement, “Fluffy Unicorn” seized from Shop Santé Laval in Quebec

Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized natural health product promoted as a workout supplement “Fluffy Unicorn” may pose serious health risks. Health Canada laboratory testing found that the product contains undeclared synephrine, and higher levels of caffeine than declared on the label. In combination these ingredients can pose serious health risks. Health Canada seized the product from Shop Santé Laval in Laval, Quebec (329 Saint-Martin Blvd. W.).

Drug Use During Festival Season

OTTAWA - Summer time is here and so is music festival season. While music festivals and other summer parties are a great way to celebrate the season, it is important to consider safety, especially when it comes to drugs and alcohol.

Safe handling of flour

OTTAWA – Health Canada is reminding Canadians that it is not safe to taste or eat raw dough, batter, or any other product containing uncooked flour, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli.