Environment Canada

Environment Canada

October 28, 2009 10:07 ET

Tic Tac Tox Exhibit at the Biosphere

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - Environment Canada's Biosphere is inviting the public to visit its new Tic Tac Tox exhibit, which will be open from October 31, 2009 to September 30, 2010.

Tic Tac Tox stimulates thinking about humans sharing their world with chemical substances and toxic products. It is important to draw attention to the potential risks of these products, which are essential to a variety of activities.

After learning about the differences between the notions of chemical and toxic products, visitors will be captivated by a series of images projected onto six screens that show the impact of commonly used products on the environment. This visual and auditory presentation inspired by the "zapping era," will be particularly appealing to teenagers and young adults. The next part of the exhibit is an interactive area where visitors can identify the parts of the body that can be affected by different substances.

Tic Tac Tox also helps visitors learn more about control measures in effect in Canada and allows them to locate the quantities and types of pollutants released in Canada using a computerized map of the National Pollutant Release Inventory. The exhibit also includes a fun, theatrical performance presented twice daily that provides visitors with concrete solutions for living in a healthy environment.

As an environment museum, Environment Canada's Biosphere has a mandate to generate environmental action and involvement by Canadians. In addition to presenting special events and exhibits, the Biosphere develops numerous educational products for a diverse clientele throughout the country and is a renowned forum for environmental exchanges.

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of the Environment
    Frederic Baril
    Press Secretary
    819-997-1441
    or
    Environment Canada
    Media Relations
    819-934-8008
    1-888-908-8008
    www.ec.gc.ca