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March 18, 2024

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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...


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January 23, 2024

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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). Domestic well water systems are not regulated by the provincial or...


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January 23, 2024

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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). Domestic well water systems are not regulated by the provincial or...


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December 15, 2023

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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...


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February 22, 2023

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This information sheet describes important considerations around stormwater ponds and advises the public of the potential chemical and physical hazards that may be present.


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February 21, 2023

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Stormwater ponds are artificial structures that are critical components of stormwater management systems in many Canadian cities. They serve to prevent flooding of urban areas during excess...


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September 21, 2022

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A comprehensive list of priority environmental contaminants were monitored in blood serum of pregnant women in 2005, with the purpose of establishing the magnitude of exposure to environmental...


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September 21, 2022

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A comprehensive list of priority environmental contaminants were monitored in blood serum of healthy children with the objective to examine the influence of age and to compare these new data with...


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September 21, 2022

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Biomonitoring provides a measure of internal doses of environmental chemicals or agents and allows for a more accurate measure of human health risk from these chemical exposures. Information...


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March 16, 2022

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In the summer of 2021, Alberta experienced multiple periods of extreme heat lasting several days. Extreme heat has the potential to cause serious negative health impacts. The impacts of heat can...