Sampling Continues
April - June 2018
Who can participate?
  • Anyone who has lived in Yellowknife, Ndilo or Dettah for the past 12 months.
  • Anyone from 3 to 79 years old, and Elders.
To perticipate contact:

Yellowknife residents (random & volunteers):
Stacey/Carine at (867) 445-1574
Renata at

Yellowknives Dene First Nation:
Elizabeth Liske at (867) 766-3496

North Slave Metis Alliance:
Nicole Goodman at (867) 873-6762

News & Events archive

A total of 898 people from Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah participated in the arsenic study in the fall 2017. Laboratory analysis of urine and toenail clippings continues to take place at University of Ottawa. Participants will receive their results in a personal letter in September 2018!
Contact Us details
Renata Rosol
Project Coordinator
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Phone: (613) 325-9080
Metal Fact Sheets

Arsenic Fact Sheet
A silvery-white poisonous metal that is used to make insecticides and poisons for rodents. It is toxic to animals and humans and can cause cancer.
Cadmium Fact Sheet
A metallic chemical element used to make alloys and batteries that can damage the kidney.
Lead Fact Sheet
A heavy blue-grey metal which affects the brain development of children.

The following documents answer the most frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about arsenic, cadmium and lead. Produced by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Arsenic FAQs
Cadmium FAQs
Lead FAQs