Arsenic Studies

Do you have questions about Arsenic? Where does it come from? What is it? How does it affect our health?

The GNWT Department of Health and Social Services has some good information

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Do you have questions about how you can use the land and water, if you can eat country foods?

The GNWT Department of Health and Social Services has some good information, guidance and specific Q&As about that.

The GNWT Department of Environment and Natural Resources has an informative pamphlet that provides guidance about land,water, and country foods.

The GNWT Department of Health and Social Services has fact sheets about traditional foods, garden vegetables and contaminants in the environment.

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Do you have questions about your health in relation to arsenic in the area? Have there been other studies to look at that?

Giant Mine Remediation Project carried out a Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment looking at Giant and the communities of Ndilo, Dettah and Yellowknife

GNWT and Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) carried out a Human Health Risk Assessment to look at the recreational and traditional areas people use within a 25km radius of the mines.

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Do you have questions about the garden vegetable study that has been going on over the last few years?

This study is a collaboration between Aurora College, Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Queen’s University and Royal Military College. Results are available on Facebook.

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Do you have questions about the Health Effects Monitoring Study and the sampling they undertook with residents in 2017-2018?

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Do you have questions about the Hoèla Weteèst’eèdeè: Understanding Community Wellbeing Around Giant Mine research study on chronic stress?

https://specialprojects.wlu.ca/ykwellness/

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Do you have questions about Giant Mine and the remediation activities taking place?

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Do you have questions about Parsons, the Main Construction Manager on site, and how they manage the Site activities?

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Do you have questions about the air monitoring at the Giant Mine site and surrounding areas ?

The Giant Mine Oversight Board has lots of useful links and drone footage showing the remediation of the mine over the last few years.

Yellowknives Dene First Nation have some information regarding the remediation of the Giant Mine site