Diving in Contaminated Water: Health Risk Matrix
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)
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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.
- Water Pollution and Control
- Environmental Health and Safety