Baseline Results Are In!

You will find results for each of the participating populations under the Results tab.

ALL result letters have been sent to adults and children that participated in our 2017-2018 baseline study.

IF you haven't received your results by now please contact us:

Email: ykhemp@uottawa.ca
Call: 613-325-9080 or or 867-445-1574

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ARSENIC RESULTS ARE IN!

Dr. Chan and his research team will present summary results from the 2017-2018 baseline data collection at the following community meetings:

Public Meeting in Yellowknife:
Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00pm at Northern United Place main auditorium

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Follow-up Appointments with Nurse
Call 867-445-1574 or
Email ykhemp@uottawa.ca
Appointments take place at:
5112 52nd Street
(building past Fiddles and Stix, office on main floor)

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 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 Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

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