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Impact of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers on Canadian Environment and Health of Canadians

Three main objectives of this project were to determine:   1) the status of PBDEs in the Canadian aquatic environment;   2) the status PBDE exposure in Canadians; and   3) the potential health effects of high exposures to PBDEs.     PBDEs in Canadian breast milk and some foods, fish, fish-eating   birds, and other organisms of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence and west   coast of Canada were measured by QA/QC analytical chemistry methods   developed at Canadian research centres. The physical properties of   some PBDEs and their levels in air and sediments of remote lakes and   in the Arctic were also studied.     (PBDE's); (PBDE); (chemicals of emerging concern); (chemical of   emerging concern); (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers); (Polybrominated   Diphenyl Ether); (flame retardant); (flame retardants);   (organobromides); (persistent organic pollutants); (organobromide);   (persistent organic pollutant); (toxic organic); (toxic organics);   (chemicals of concern); (chemical of concern)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Ecosystem
Organism
Physical/Chemical
Population
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Organics
Resource Management
Fisheries
Wildlife
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
St.Lawrence River
Resource Being Monitored
Human Health
Program Drivers
Fish Consumption Advisories
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproduction Problems
Fish Tumours or Other Deformities
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Annex Numbers
Persistent Toxic Substances
Research & Development
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
Annex 17
Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
Population-based studies on long-term, low-level effects of toxic substances on human health
Relationship of contaminated sediments on ecosystem health
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Research & Development
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
    Population-based studies on long-term, low-level effects of toxic substances on human health
    Relationship of contaminated sediments on ecosystem health

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