Environmental contaminants and human health in the Arctic.

@article{Hansen2000EnvironmentalCA,
  title={Environmental contaminants and human health in the Arctic.},
  author={Jens Christian Hansen},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={112-113},
  pages={
          119-25
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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