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article imageTar-sands may be an unwanted part of many Canadian diets

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 8, 2014 in Health
Many Canadians, and even possibly some Americans, may be ingesting tar-sands from water and the meat of animals who had already been poisoned by it.
The official release has been disabled by Dropbox for the moment. According to their site the links were getting so much use it was taxing their servers. The link may be up by the next time you check on this.
You can read about some of the content on the One River News site and also view videos substantiating their claims. The previous study mentions health problems such as cancer being connected to the ingestion of tar-sands.
There is a decent amount of scientific evidence that pollution from tar-sands does cause health problems. Both wildlife and human beings can get very ill when they drink water tainted with this or even eat other animals which are sick from it. While it mostly happens around the polluted area this food could find its way to any table in North America.
This happens when companies do not properly contain or control the pollution from their operations. Many have cited Alberta as a textbook example of the wrong way to harvest oil sands.
It should be noted that the study comes from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Mikisew Cree First Nation, with research done by scientists from the University of Manitoba, They all have a vested interest in this being true for their organizations but at the same time the evidence from the various universities involved does seem sound.
A new documentary known as "One River Many Relations" is being done about the issue. The filmmakers allege that the contamination is not only causing problems for Canadians but for Americans as well. If this is true then it is an international incident that we cannot afford to ignore.
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