Port Hope Health Studies
Many health studies have been performed throughout the years because of the historical and current presence of the nuclear industry in the community of Port Hope, Ontario and because some residents have expressed concerns about possible health effects in the community.
The Commission Tribunal therefore requested that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) staff draft a report that would amalgamate the results and conclusions of all Port Hope health studies commissioned over the years.
Based on the environmental and epidemiological studies conducted in Port Hope and the findings of research studies conducted in other countries, the CNSC concludes that no adverse health effects have occurred or are likely to occur in Port Hope, as a result of the operations of the nuclear industry in the community.
- Summary of Port Hope Health Studies (source: Health Canada’s Web site)
- Frequently Asked Questions - Synthesis Report: Understanding Health Studies and Risk Assessments Conducted in the Port Hope Community from the 1950s to the Present (HTML) (PDF)
- Port Hope Synthesis Report Lines of Evidence (PDF)
- Read the transcript of the April 29 Public Meeting on the presentation of the Synthesis Report on Port Hope Health Studies (PDF)
- CNSC releases synthesis report on Port Hope health studies
- Health Studies done in Port Hope: The Facts
- Read the posters summarizing the findings of the Port Hope Synthesis Report, displayed during the open house on June 17 and 18, 2009 (PDF)