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Topics: Environment Organizations: Health

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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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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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June 27, 2018

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Information about the surface soil test results conducted in the Verte Homesteader community in northeast Edmonton. The fact sheet provides the main findings from the testing, public health information, and the next steps in the assessment of the area surrounding the site of the former Domtar...


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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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March 1, 2017

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This technical report provides updated preliminary air quality data and interpretation from the communities affected by the Horse River wildfire. It includes preliminary air data from five air quality monitoring stations in the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association network, and five temporary or...


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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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August 25, 2016

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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 presented in these Alberta Biomonitoring Program datasets were collected as part of two province-wide...


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August 1, 2014

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Presents information on various topics related to well water quality. Topics covered include: natural groundwater quality, domestic well water quality, testing domestic well water and interpreting test results. Also includes information on various elements that may be found in well water,...


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August 1, 2014

Description

Under the framework of the Alberta Water for Life Strategy initiative to ensure safe drinking water for all Albertans, Alberta Health initiated a domestic well water quality monitoring and human health assessment program in 2009. An initial project provided an overview of the domestic well...