Health Effects Assessment

The Grande Prairie Community Exposure and Health Effects Assessment Program
Final Report, March 2002 [Download PDF -1.9MB]

The Grande Prairie and Area Community Exposure and Health Effects Assessment Program is the second in a series of reports published by the Health Surveillance Branch at Alberta Health and Wellness.

This report summarizes the results of a community exposure and health effects assessment undertaken in Grande Prairie to assess the impact of airborne contaminants on the health of the population. The report describes the population and personal distribution of exposure to airborne chemicals and particulates in the city of Grande Prairie and surrounding region. Using a personal exposure model, the relative contribution of various exposure sources and pathways to airborne chemicals is estimated and associations between exposure to airborne chemicals and human health effects are described.