Health risk assessment of arsenic exposure among the residents in Ndilǫ, Dettah, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

  title={Health risk assessment of arsenic exposure among the residents in Ndilǫ, Dettah, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.},
  author={Janet Sze-Jing Cheung and Xue Feng Hu and Rajendra Prasad Parajuli and Renata Rosol and Allan Torng and Asish Mohapatra and Ellen Lye and Hing Man Chan},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  • J. Cheung, X. Hu, +5 authors H. Chan
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine
  • International journal of hygiene and environmental health
There are concerns in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, about arsenic exposure due to past mining operations, particularly the former Giant Mine. The objective of this study was to characterize the risk of arsenic exposure and associated risk factors among the local residents. Arsenic (As) and its species were quantified in urine (n = 1966) using inductively coupled mass spectrometry. Children in the study were found to have significantly higher (p < 0.05) urinary inorganic-related As… Expand
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