Are there any comparative data for distant sites in NE Ontario that would be of use in studies of cancer? Is monitoring done in these areas? Are these data accessible?

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The Ministry of the Environment runs provincial air quality index stations in four northern Ontario cities: North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay (and Sudbury).  The information from these stations was used in our report to compare Sudbury’s air quality. All data collected from Ministry of the Environment air monitoring stations throughout the province can be obtained from their website at: http://www.airqualityontario.com/history/