NR&R Reports Arsenic

Toenails, Tap Water and You: The Arsenic Connection

Nova Scotia has the highest mortality rate for all types of cancers combined of any province or territory in Canada, and ranks second only to Prince Edward Island for having the highest incidence rates for cancer (Canadian Cancer Society, 2009). This translates into 6000 new cancer cases every year in Nova Scotia or to put it another way, nine men and eight women are diagnosed every day with cancer. Specifically, the incidence of urinary tract cancer (i.e. cancer of the bladder and/or kidney) is higher in Nova Scotia than anywhere else in the country and is nearly double the incidence rate reported in Ontario, where the rates are lowest (Canadian Cancer Society, 2009).
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Arsenic and Mercury Contamination from Historical Gold Mine Tailings in Nova Scotia [Abstract]

Report ME 2005-001