Human exposure to harmful substances – Changes in the average concentrations of selected substances in Canadians

Human exposure to harmful substances – Changes in the average concentrations of selected substances in Canadians The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Levels of Human Exposure to Harmful Substances indicator presents the concentrations of select environmental chemicals in the Canadian population from Cycle 1 (2007–2009), Cycle 2 (2009–2011), and Cycle 3 (2012–2013) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey. The indicator includes cadmium, lead and mercury in blood and bisphenol A (BPA) in urine for participants aged 6 to 79 years, as well as the concentration of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (PBDE-47) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in blood plasma for participants aged 20 to 79 years. These results are important to monitoring chemical exposure and to track trends in Canadians over time. Information is provided to Canadians in a number of formats including: static and interactive maps, charts and graphs, HTML and CSV data tables and downloadable reports. See supplementary documentation for data sources and details on how those data were collected and how the indicator was calculated. 2019-01-07 Environment and Climate Change Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentSociety and Cultureenvironmental indicatorsair and climatehuman health impactspollutionlevels of exposureharmful substancesconcernchemicalshuman biomonitoringhuman exposureenvironmental health Data table – English (CSV; 1.9 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/human-exposure-harmful-substances/2018/EN-HEHSgraph.csv Data table – French (CSV; 2.6 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/human-exposure-harmful-substances/2018/FR-HEHSgraph.csv Data sources and methods – EnglishHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/human-exposure-harmful-substances.html#DSM Data sources and methods – FrenchHTML https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/indicateurs-environnementaux/exposition-humaine-substances-nocives.html#DSM Human exposure to harmful substances – EnglishHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/human-exposure-harmful-substances.html Human exposure to harmful substances – FrenchHTML https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/indicateurs-environnementaux/exposition-humaine-substances-nocives.html

The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Levels of Human Exposure to Harmful Substances indicator presents the concentrations of select environmental chemicals in the Canadian population from Cycle 1 (2007–2009), Cycle 2 (2009–2011), and Cycle 3 (2012–2013) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey. The indicator includes cadmium, lead and mercury in blood and bisphenol A (BPA) in urine for participants aged 6 to 79 years, as well as the concentration of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (PBDE-47) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in blood plasma for participants aged 20 to 79 years. These results are important to monitoring chemical exposure and to track trends in Canadians over time. Information is provided to Canadians in a number of formats including: static and interactive maps, charts and graphs, HTML and CSV data tables and downloadable reports. See supplementary documentation for data sources and details on how those data were collected and how the indicator was calculated.

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