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Topics: Health and Wellness Tags: environmental health

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March 1, 2019

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This technical report was prepared to provide summary information about the fish consumption advice available for Alberta water bodies and to present new data collected from 2013 to 2016 (inclusive) along with attendant advice. The information in this report may be of interest to researchers,...


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January 30, 2019

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Cyanobacteria (also referred to as blue-green algae) are common photosynthetic bacteria that live in surface waters. Under favorable conditions, such as warm water and high nutrient content, these bacteria can form nuisance “blooms”. The presence of blooms in recreational water causes unpleasant...


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December 3, 2018

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Mercury (Hg) enters the environment through natural processes and human activities. There are three forms of Hg: elemental (metallic) mercury, inorganic mercury salts and organic mercury compounds. Methylmercury (MeHg) is often formed from inorganic mercury during biological processes such as...


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November 1, 2018

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This review summarizes the health impacts of wood smoke and provides a description of the regulatory measures that different provincial, state and municipal governments have implemented to manage it. For recreational fires, bylaws from various municipalities are reviewed. For wildfires, the...


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October 18, 2018

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In rural Alberta, 90 per cent of people use private well water supplies for domestic use (e.g. drinking, cooking, bathing or cleaning). Domestic well water systems are not regulated by either the provincial or federal governments. The Government of Alberta along with Alberta Health Services...


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October 18, 2018

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In rural Alberta, 90 per cent of people use private well water supplies for domestic use (e.g. drinking, cooking, bathing or cleaning). Domestic well water systems are not regulated by either the provincial or federal governments. The Government of Alberta along with Alberta Health Services...


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April 1, 2018

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This report was prepared to assess whether the soil and air quality in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas met ecological and human health guidelines during the response to the Horse River Wildfire of 2016 and after clean-up of the debris and damage that remained. This two-part report has been...


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January 1, 2018

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Presents the findings of a study conducted to provide information on human behaviours and characteristics that influence an individual’s exposure to environmental contaminants in Alberta. The purpose of the study was to: i) inventory and evaluate data on exposure factors that are relevant to...


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February 1, 2017

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This report explores and summarizes the findings from over 500 peer-reviewed epidemiology and experimental studies assessing odour and health outcomes in humans. The intended audience for this report is primarily health professionals or other professionals with related scientific backgrounds, but...


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January 1, 2017

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Protective Action Criteria (PACs) are exposure guidelines used during chemical emergencies to help protect the public from health effects of short-term exposures to hazardous chemicals in the air. PACs are used by government agencies and the private sector to evaluate the potential impact of a...