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Topics: Environment Organizations: Health

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February 24, 2020

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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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September 12, 2019

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This information sheet provides information on how notification, assessment, and communication of air quality events occur in Alberta. It is also intended to increase public awareness about the Air Quality Notification Protocol and to encourage the public to sign up for Environment Canada’s EC...


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August 1, 2019

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Environmental assessment is a key element of Alberta's process for the review and approval of new major industrial projects. The process requires the preparation of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report, which includes information on the potential human health impacts of the proposed...


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July 12, 2019

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The Safe Beach Protocol was prepared to provide Albertans with a clear understanding of the management of recreational waters in the province. It provides information on the role of owners and operators in overseeing these sites, monitoring water quality and responding to health risks, with the...


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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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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...