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Ecosystem Sites, Volatile Organic Compounds – Preliminary Data, Oil Sands Region
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) data are currently collected by Environment and Climate Change Canada at a Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) Air Monitoring Station (AMS). As of September 27, 2017, raw, hourly averaged, near real-time VOC data from the oil sands region are available for WBEA AMS 25 – Waskow Ohci Pimatisiwin, located in Fort McKay, Alberta. Prior to this date, this instrument was measuring VOCs at WBEA AMS 1 – Bertha Ganter, also located in Fort McKay, Alberta. The VOCs that are currently being measured at AMS 25 are benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m,p-xylenes, o-xylene, styrene, n-hexane, n-heptane, n-octane, 2-methylpentane, and methylcyclohexane.

Last Updated: Jul. 21, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 20, 2017
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Ambient air, active sampling, oil sands, volatile organic compounds, VOC, trace gases, Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives, Fort McKay, Oil sands
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As part of a residential indoor air quality study, Health Canada and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region collected 24-hour and 5-day indoor and outdoor exposure samples for 194 polar and non-polar volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For the Regina Indoor Air Quality Study, a total of 146 homes in Regina, Saskatchewan participated in one or both of two 10-week sampling sessions in the winter and summer of 2007.

This data presents summary 24-hour and 5-day VOC statistics obtained from the study and is intended to provide relevant Canadian information on exposure to VOCs found indoors and outdoors. In addition, due to the different VOC signature produced by environmental tobacco smoke, the indoor VOC results are presented separately for homes with and without smokers.

Last Updated: May 31, 2021
Date Published: May 28, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: CSV XLS
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, VOC, indoor air quality, indoor VOC, outdoor VOC, smoking, air quality, Regina
Federal

A residential indoor air quality study was conducted by Health Canada in 2010. A range of air parameters typically found in and around residences was measured for seven consecutive 24-hour periods in 50 homes during the winter and summer seasons, with 26 homes participating in both seasons. Among the different pollutants measured, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were collected using Summa™ canisters. The sample canisters were analyzed for 193 polar and non-polar VOCs.This report presents a summary of the 24-hour VOC statistics (per season) obtained as part of this study and is intended to provide relevant Canadian information on exposure to VOCs found indoors and outdoors within non-smoking residences.

Last Updated: Apr. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 12, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: XLSX CSV
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, Indoor Air Quality
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Short-term exposure to high levels of some Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) can cause breathing problems and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and headaches.

Last Updated: Dec. 2, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 12, 2017
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Volatile organic compounds, VOC
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A residential indoor air quality study was conducted by Health Canada in 2009 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A range of air parameters typically found in and around residences was measured for seven consecutive 24-hour periods in 50 homes during the winter and summer seasons, with 42 homes participating in both seasons. Among the different pollutants measured, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were collected using Summa canisters. The sample canisters were analyzed for 193 polar and non-polar VOCs.

Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Date Published: May 10, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: CSV XLS
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, Indoor Air Quality, VOC
Federal

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a diverse group of chemicals characterized by a high vapour pressure, as they are emitted in the form of a gas from solids or liquids at ordinary room temperatures.Footnote1 They are ubiquitous since they are found in both ambient and indoor air.

Last Updated: Nov. 23, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 29, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  indoor air, indoor-air reference levels, volatile organic compounds, VOCs, risk to human-health, chronic exposure
Federal

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a diverse group of chemicals characterized by a high vapour pressure, as they are emitted in the form of a gas from solids or liquids at ordinary room temperatures. They are ubiquitous since they are found in both ambient and indoor air.

Last Updated: Oct. 5, 2020
Date Published: Feb. 5, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Indoor Air Reference Levels, Chronic Exposure, Volatile Organic Compounds, diverse group of chemicals, gas from solids or liquids.
Federal

Health Canada and the University of Windsor collected 24-hour personal, indoor, and outdoor exposure samples for 188 polar and non-polar volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A total of 100 study participants in Windsor, Ontario were followed over two 1-year periods. Sampling took place in 8-week winter and summer periods of 2005 and 2006. In 2005, five consecutive 24-hour VOC sampling measurements were obtained to represent indoor, outdoor, and personal exposure levels.

Last Updated: Apr. 28, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 16, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: CSV XLS
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, indoor exposure, outdoor exposure, polar, non-polar, VOC
Federal

Total gaseous mercury (TGM) data are collected by Environment and Climate Change Canada at two Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) Air Monitoring Stations (AMS). The instrument at WBEA AMS 11 was relocated to WBEA AMS 13 in Spring 2014. TGM data from the oil sands region are available for: WBEA AMS 6 - Patricia McInnes, located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, starting in October 2010; WBEA AMS 11 – Lower Camp, located approximately 30km north of Fort McMurray, for the period December 2012 to March 2014; WBEA AMS 13 – Fort McKay South, located near Fort McKay, starting in June 2014. The TGM concentrations reported are comparable to those measured at sites across Canada (Cole et al., Atmosphere 2014, 5(3), 635-668).

Last Updated: Sep. 25, 2020
Date Published: Feb. 9, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV HTML
Keywords:  Oil sands, Air quality, Ambient air, total gaseous mercury, CAPMoN, active sampling, oil sands, trace gases, Fort McKay
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Measurements of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM), gaseous oxidized mercury (GOM) and particulate bound mercury on PM2.5 (referred to as PBM2.5) were collected by Environment and Climate Change Canada from August to September 2013 at the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) Air Monitoring Station (AMS) 13 – Fort McKay South, and at WBEA AMS 4 – Buffalo Viewpoint. Monitoring resumed at WBEA AMS 13 in September 2014 with two speciated mercury instruments and is ongoing. One speciated mercury instrument monitors GEM, GOM, and PBM2.5; the second speciated mercury instrument monitors GEM, GOM, and mercury on PM10 (referred to as PBM10). These data are the first atmospheric speciated mercury measurements to be reported in the oil sands region.

Last Updated: Jul. 21, 2019
Date Published: Mar. 11, 2014
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV HTML
Keywords:  Oil sands, Air quality, Ambient air, speciated atmospheric mercury, particle composition, particulate matter, PM composition, CAPMoN, active sampling
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