Your Health and the Greenbelt

The Greenbelt is safe for recreational use

An extensive amount of work has been completed at the former Domtar site and the Greenbelt. Most recently, samples of surface soil were collected (and analyzed) from the Greenbelt and from many of the neighbouring backyards. In addition, a soil vapour assessment was completed on the Greenbelt.

Updated health risk assessment indicates no threat to human health

Using an approach that is consistent with provincial and federal guidelines, the data that came out of these investigations were used by Intrinsik, an independent environmental health sciences firm, to assess the potential health risks to the Overlanders residents and people who use the Greenbelt for recreational reasons.

The findings of the Intrinsik report showed that the measured concentrations on the Greenbelt do not pose a threat to the health of the residents or users of the Greenbelt. These findings are consistent with the conclusions drawn in previous independent health risk assessments that were conducted at the site.

Domtar will update its Human Health Risk Assessment of the Greenbelt in the coming months. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions about the Greenbelt!