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Arsenic, thallium and mercury speciation in dust from abandoned gold mine tailings in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.author Parsons, Mike
dc.contributor.author Campbell, J.L.
dc.contributor.author Jamieson, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-29T15:36:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-29T15:36:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-29T15:36:49Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2155
dc.description I2. Principal investigator: Heather Jamieson en
dc.description.abstract We have determined that relatively high concentrations of arsenic and mercury are found in abandoned gold mine tailings in Nova Scotia. Some of these sites used for recreational activities (riding dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles), raising dust that may be ingested or inhaled by participants, including children. Our project is focused on the collection and analysis of airborne particulates and near-surface samples, and the use of advanced microanalytical techniques to determine the chemical form or mineralogical host of the arsenic. We hypothesize that the arsenic mineralogy is related to the bioaccessibility, or the amount of arsenic soluble in the human gastrointestinal system. This is being tested in collaboration with other MITHE-RN colleagues. en
dc.description.sponsorship Metals in the Human Environment Strategic Network en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries I;2
dc.subject Airborne particulates en
dc.subject Gold mine tailings en
dc.subject Mercury en
dc.subject Thallium en
dc.subject Arsenic en
dc.title Arsenic, thallium and mercury speciation in dust from abandoned gold mine tailings in Nova Scotia en
dc.type Other en
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