Grassy Narrows Outstandingly Substandard than Other First Nations

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Grassy Narrows outstandingly substandard than other First Nations as those living in Grassy Narrows suffer poor health as compared to those who reside in First Nation since Mercury was discarded into a river system situated near the Northern Ontario reserve half a century ago.

The community ordered a survey to inspect the outcome of consuming fish captured from nearby waterways adulterated by Mercury. It was discovered that there were very few elders in the community majority of them dying prematurely.

The report threw light on the evident proof that physical and mental health of Grassy Narrows community members is indigent than that of other First Nation communities in Canada and Ontario. The wellbeing of the community cannot be comprehended without considering the history of the mercury poisoning and its outcomes.

It was also discovered that 33 per cent of inhabitants have ceded a near friend or family member to suicide which is five times the rate registered in other Ontario First Nations. 28 percent had wanting to commit suicide more than double the rate of First Nations? Donna Mergler, a mercury expert at Universite du Quebec a Montreal, who conducted the study, said that those who have lost their near and dear ones by committing suicide comprehend the torture it generates for each and every one of us.

She also said that inhabitants surpassing 50 years and have consumed fish as children had encountered poorer triumph in school and have twice likely the annual income of less than $20,000.

Simon Morgan

Simon Morgan was born and raised in Ottawa. Simon has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for The Ottawa Sun, the Vancouver Sun and the Star. As a journalist for Island Daily Tribune, Simon mostly covers community events and human interest stories.

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About the Author: Simon Morgan

Simon Morgan was born and raised in Ottawa. Simon has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for The Ottawa Sun, the Vancouver Sun and the Star. As a journalist for Island Daily Tribune, Simon mostly covers community events and human interest stories.

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