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- Weichenthal, Scott; Van Rijswijk, David; Kulka, Ryan; You, Hongyu; Van Ryswyk, Keith; Willey, Jeff; Dugandzic, Rose; Sutcliffe, Roger; Moulton, Jamessee; Baike, Maureen; White, Luc; Charland, Jean-Pierre; Jessiman, Barry
- Environmental Research 2015 v.142 pp. 46-50
- air; air pollution; air quality; burning; case studies; data collection; dioxins; emissions; fires; furans; landfills; nitrogen dioxide; ozone; particulates; pollutants; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; public health; spring; summer; toxicity; volatile organic compounds; Canada
- ... A large landfill fire occurred in Iqaluit, Canada in spring/summer 2014. Air quality data were collected to characterize emissions as well as potential threats to public health. Criteria pollutants were monitored (PM2.5, O3, NO2) along with dioxins/furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and volatile organic compounds. Median daily dioxin/furan concentrations were 66-times higher during active b ...