Contaminants, diet, plasma fatty acids and smoking in Greenland 1999-2005.

  title={Contaminants, diet, plasma fatty acids and smoking in Greenland 1999-2005.},
  author={Bente Deutch and Henning Sloth Pedersen and Gert Asmund and Jens Christian Hansen},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={372 2-3},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to monitor and assess human exposure to pollution in the Arctic which presents a potential future health risk for the local populations. Epidemiological studies in Greenland have shown that human blood levels of several organic contaminants are very high, especially in the North where people depend on local food. In East Greenland (Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund)) the population shows the highest blood levels of several persistent organic pollutants found… CONTINUE READING

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