Diving in Contaminated Water - Health Risk Matrix

Plongée en Eau Contaminée - Matrice de Risques

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Authors
  1. Bernadette Quémerais, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Water contamination can pose a serious health risk to divers of the Canadian Forces (CF) required to dive in many different environments. D Dive S tasked DRDC to develop a health risk matrix in order to help the decision makers to evaluate the risks associated with water contamination in a particular area. This report contains information about water contamination and recommendations on contamination assessment. A matrix was developed using Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (Canadian Council of Resource and Environment Ministers, 1998) as well as North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) guidelines (NATO, 2002). The matrix also contains information on maximum environmental levels, health risks and toxicity, sources, uses and potentially contaminated areas. As the matrix is a tool for divers, few recommendations are given for its use. A list of useful web sites is also given.

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Keywords
contaminated water, water, diving
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2006-126 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2006
Number of Pages
48
DSTKIM No
CA028330
CANDIS No
526479
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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