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Horse River wildfire response : environmental monitoring, public health assessment and ecological screening technical summary document

Description

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 finalized and undergone quality control. The first part includes high-level summaries from literature reviews on the contaminants of potential concerns from wildfire smoke and ash and their impacts on soil and human health. The second part includes the identification of potential risks to human and ecological health from ash and soil in fire affected areas, a health risk assessment of potential ash migration into residential gardens, an overview of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s remedial program and a post-cleanup health risk assessment based on the post remedial soil sampling program results.

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AQHI Fort McMurray Horse River wildfire PM2.5 air quality air quality health index ambient air quality asbestos ash contaminants of potential concern dust environmental public health fire retardants fires flame retardants forest fires gardens human health risk assessment indoor air quality outdoor air quality particulate matter public health smoke soil quality soot wildfire response wildfires

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

524 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Health
Publisher

Health

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2018-04-01

Date Added

2018-05-23T20:35:30.178099

Date Modified

2018-04-01

Date Issued

2018-05-23

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ISBN (pdf)

9781460138434

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