When slime becomes a health problem, Ontario says it’s time to get rid of slime
A former teacher and a health care provider say it’s finally time for Ontario to remove slime from the air and onto the streets.
The two doctors say the slime, which can cause respiratory and skin irritation, has no place in Canada.
The doctors say their patients have reported that the irritation is worse when they cough or sneeze in the presence of the slime.
A spokesman for Health Minister Deb Matthews said that until now, the ministry has taken no action.
“It’s not a health issue, it’s a health hazard,” said spokesman Brian Murray.
“So there is a need for a clear, concise statement.”
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health says it has been informed by Ontario’s public health authorities that the use of the substance in public places poses a health risk to those who are exposed to it.
Murray says the ministry is working to remove the substance.
In a statement, the Health Ministry says it will continue to monitor the situation and work with Ontario’s Public Health Agency to ensure that appropriate steps are taken.
Health officials are also warning residents about the substance’s potential health impacts, including the potential for skin and respiratory irritation, as well as the potential of exposure to other toxic substances.