Results Letters Coming in Fall 2018!

Keep an eye out on the results letters to be sent to 2017 (2nd letter) and 2018 participants later this Fall, by mail or email.

NOTICE!

If you are a 2017 participant and you did not receive your results letter in June 2018 please let us know and we will resend it to you.

Also, if there are any changes to your Contact Information, please let us know: send an email to ykhemp@uottawa.ca or call 867-445-1574.

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The information collected from Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 will form the baseline data for Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah, NT. Thank you to all participants, your involvement is greatly appreciated!

The program will return in 2022/2023 to do a follow-up with children, and then in 2027/28 to do a follow-up with both children and adults who are still residents.

This will help the project team ensure that the exposure measured in 2017-2018 is not increasing because of the remediation work at Giant Mine.

Contact Us details
Elizabeth Liske
Community Project Coordinator
Work: (867) 873-8951 ext. 1011
Cell: (867) 445-4552
Email: elizabethl@ykdene.com

Renata Rosol
Project Manager
University of Ottawa
Phone: (613) 325-9080
Email: ykhemp@uottawa.ca
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Welcome to the Health Effects Monitoring Program

The purpose of the Health Effects Monitoring Program is to make sure that remediation activities planned to take place at Giant Mine will not have a negative impact on people's health. Specifically, the monitoring program will determine current or baseline levels of arsenic exposure among residents in Ndilo, Dettah, and Yellowknife before remediation work begins. Then, during remediation, new monitoring results will be compared to the baseline to ensure that participants' arsenic levels are not increasing because of work being done at Giant Mine.

Sampling of toenail clippings and urine from 2000 participants, from age 3 and above from Ndilo, Dettah and Yellowknife will commence in September 2017, and continue in April 2018. Our findings will be shared with all participants, with interpretation, in a personal letter. The overall results will contribute to an overall picture of local exposure to contaminants in and around Dettah, Ndilo, and Yellowknife. Follow-up studies are planned for 2022/2023 for children 3 to 17 years of age, and for all participants, including adults, for 2027/2028.

A final Research Plan for the monitoring program is available on our website under Resources. It contains all the details of the program.

The Health Effects Monitoring Program is funded through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

If you have any questions about our program please get in touch with our Project Manager.