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Impact of PBDEs on Canadian Environment/ Determination of Physical chemical Properties of POPs

Contributes knowledge on levels, spatial and temporal trends of  priority chemicals identified in PSL-1 and 2, and by the TSMP in  water, precipitation, and aquatic food chains, for use in Canadian  and international risk assessment and management programs. Funding  comes from GL2 2 , TSRI, Northern Contaminants Programs and other EC  Initiatives (NREI, NEI). and non-government sources. The aim of this research was to establish baseline information to  assess potential impact of PBDEs on Canadian environment and health  of Canadians. Contribution from NWRI was in determination of spatial  distribution, and temporal trends of PBDEs in Canadian environment,  particularly in the Great Lakes and the Arctic. Levels and trends of  PBDEs in other regions, and in human tissue were established through  collaborations with scientists from DOE, DFO and HC levels and trends  of PBDEs, under TSRI 237. Toxicity studies on PBDEs were conducted at  the University of Guelph, Trent University. Research 2  2-2  3 Principle Investigator in the TSRI funded  study "Impact of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers to Canadian  Environment". Investigators from two universities and three federal  departemnts are involved in this study.    Objectives/Goals: The aim of  this project is to determine the sources of polybrominated diphenyl  ethers and other BFRs in Lake Ontario. In order to determine the flux  of these contaminants across air water interface directly (in-situ),  further develop the eddy accumulation technique is required.       

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Funding 13 projects for a total of $134,000.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Metals
Toxic Organics
Natural Ecological Processes
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Detroit River
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Ontario
Lake St. Clair
Lake Superior
Niagara River
Out of Basin
St. Clair River
St. Marys River
St.Lawrence River
Welland Canal
State Province
Purpose of Project
Trend Assessment
Resource Being Monitored
Air Quality
Plankton / Microorganisms
Program Drivers
Canada - Ontario Agreement
Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Annex Numbers
Persistent Toxic Substances
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex 17

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