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StatsCan report on lead, bisphenol A and mercury

2010-08-19

Queen’s University environmental studies professor Linda Campbell is available to discuss the Canadian Health Measures Survey on lead, bisphenol A and mercury. Dr. Campbell will read the report when it is released at 8:30 am on Monday, August 16, and will be available for interviews throughout the day.

This third release of data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) presents information on the blood concentration levels of lead and mercury in the Canadian population, as well as concentration levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in urine. Also being released is a datafile on more than 80 environmental contaminants and chemical substances, including pesticides, herbicides, PCBs and perfluorinated compounds, that were measured in the population from 2007 to 2009.

Dr. Campbell is a Canada Research Chair and an expert on mercury and metals in Ontario environments. She was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

To arrange an interview, contact Kristyn Wallace at (613)533-6000 ext 79173 or (613)331-0939 kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at (613)533-6000 ext 77513, michael.onesi@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen’s University.
 

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