Toxic Chemicals in Canadian Seabirds
Entry ID: gomc_39

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Summary
Abstract: The Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) mandate includes, in addition to
wildlife legislation, the laws and programs of Canada governing the use and
release of toxic chemicals which may harm wildlife or ecosystems. These include
the industrial wastes covered by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and
pesticides controlled by the Pest Control Products Act. Our strategy is to
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Purpose: Contamination of the environment by toxic substances has been
associated with society since the start of industrialization. These substances
enter ecosystems by many pathways, including industrial discharges and leakage,
municipal wastes, runoff from agricultural and forestry applications, and
accidents. Air and water currents can disperse these contaminants over great
distances.

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Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.7   S: 45.24   E: -66.06   W: -123.4

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Quality Concentrations of contaminants are measured by chemically analyzing a known
amount of homogenized egg and determining the proportion by weight of each
individual chemical. High-resolution capillary gas chromatography coupled with
electron capture detection are the techniques used currently.
Access Constraints public
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
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Originating Center
Data Center
National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ec.gc.ca/scitech/default.asp?lang=En&n=0B9A6436-1#nwrc

Data Center Personnel
Name: NEIL BURGESS
Phone: (709) 772-4143
Email: neil.burgess at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
17 Waterfowl Lane
City: Sackville
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: A1N 4T3
Country: Canada
Distribution
Distribution Media: OnLine
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: no

Distribution Media: OnLine
Distribution Format: HTML
Fees: no
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (709) 772-4143
Email: neil.burgess at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
17 Waterfowl Lane
City: Sackville
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: A1N 4T3
Country: Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-11-28
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