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Data on fish contaminants is collected across Ontario. Contaminants are chemicals that could be harmful to environment and human health. Toxic contaminants can enter in waterbodies in different ways and can accumulate in fish. Contaminants include: * mercury * polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) * dioxins/furans * organochlorine pesticides and others.
Concentration levels from soil sampled in urban and rural parklands in the province. Data includes: * station name and location (rounded to 1 km precision) * sample date * results for 35 inorganics (1991) * results for 8 volatile organic compounds (2009)
The toxicity and bioconcentration of 3 pharmaceuticals (amitriptyline, iopamidol, and sertraline) were examined using multiple life stages (larval, juvenile, and adult) of the unionid mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea. The endpoints examined varied with life stage but included survival, behavior (algal clearance rate, filtering frequency), and oxidative stress. Glochidia and juveniles were more sensitive than adult mussels. However, the compounds examined were not toxic at concentrations detected in the environment.
A "contaminant attenuation zone" is a three-dimensional zone that is, * located on land adjacent to a landfilling site, * in the subservice or extends into the subsurface, and * is used or is intended to be used for the attenuation of contaminants from the landfilling site to levels that will not have an unacceptable impact beyond the boundary of the zone. Instructions for downloading this dataset: * select the link below and scroll down the metadata record page until you find Transfer Options in the Distribution Information section * select the link beside the Data for download label * you must provide your name, organization and email address in order to access the dataset This product requires the use of GIS software. *[GIS]: geographic information system
The air monitoring stations measure up to 6 common pollutants like: * ground-level ozone * fine particulate matter * nitrogen dioxide * carbon monoxide * sulphur dioxide * total reduced sulphur compounds The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks continually monitors air quality across Ontario. We use this information to: * inform the public about outdoor ambient air quality through the Air Quality Index (AQI) and Smog Advisory program * assess Ontario's air quality and evaluate long-term trends * identify areas where pollutant levels are exceeded * identify the origins of pollutants * develop air policy * provide quantitative measurements to reduce specific pollution sources * determine the significance of pollutants from long-range transports and their effects * provide air quality researchers with data to link environmental and human health effects to air quality
The flows and effluent quality data is for the parameters of: * Biological Oxygen Demand BOD5/CBOD5 * Total Suspended Solids (TSS), also described as Residual Particulate Solids * Total Phosphorus (TP) * total monthly flow
This dataset contains a yearly comparison summary of MECP's average for meeting the standards. The CSS categories are: * telephone * in-person * e-mail/online * mail/fax * social media [MECP]: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks [CSS]: Common Service Standards
This is a listing of approved landfills in Ontario. Here you will find basic information on Ontario’s landfills including: * Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) number * Ministry of the Environment, Conservation (MECP) region * MECP district * client name * site name * site address * site municipality * operation status (open/closed) Landfill sites map This dataset replaces two datasets (large landfills and small landfills) which were last updated in 2014 and contain out of date information. **Note the size and capacity of landfills are not available at this time but may be made available in future updates to this data. More detailed information may be obtained by contacting the local MECP district office using the link here.
Violent crimes under the Criminal Code include: * homicide * attempted murder * sexual assault (levels 1-3) * assault * robbery * criminal harassment * uttering threats * other violent violations This dataset is no longer compiled by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The data can be accessed from Statistics Canada.
This dataset is used to: * assess biodiversity levels * define seed zones * map ecosystem types * set targets for the identification of natural heritage systems