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Review
. 2000 Mar 15;112-113:119-25.
doi: 10.1016/s0378-4274(99)00203-9.

Environmental Contaminants and Human Health in the Arctic

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Environmental Contaminants and Human Health in the Arctic

J C Hansen. Toxicol Lett. .

Abstract

Monitoring of human exposure to persistent organic pollutants POPs and heavy metals have taken place since 1994 in a circumpolar study conducted under the Arctic monitoring and assessment programme (AMAP). The study has confirmed that Arctic populations relying on marine food (Inuit) have an exposure level of POPs and methyl mercury related to the amount of traditional food eaten and in some areas at a level where health effects cannot be excluded. Weighing the benefits of traditional food against the risks, AMAP have so far recommended that consumption of traditional food continues. There is a need for dietary advice to Arctic peoples so they can make informed choices concerning the food they eat.

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