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Health study funding

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The federal government has been asked for $1.76 million over five years to push ahead with a community health study.

A local board was formed in 2008 to bring about a comprehensive health study to determine what impact environmental pollution has had on the local population.

The Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association has offered $1.4 million toward the $4.8 million needed to complete phase 3 of the study.

Ottawa is currently providing in-kind support of $100,000 a year.

The board has broad input from municipalities, First Nations, business, labour, industry and health officials.

 

 

 

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