Inuit exposure to organochlorines through the aquatic food chain in arctic québec.

@article{Dewailly1993InuitET,
  title={Inuit exposure to organochlorines through the aquatic food chain in arctic qu{\'e}bec.},
  author={Etienne Dewailly and Pierre Ayotte and Suzanne Bruneau and Claire Lalibert{\'e} and Derek C G Muir and Ross J. Norstrom},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1993},
  volume={101},
  pages={618 - 620}
}
Inuit people (Eskimos) are likely exposed to persistent organochlorine compounds because their traditional diet includes fatty tissues of the arctic marine biota. Here we present the results of organochlorine compound analysis in milk fat samples from arctic Québec Inuit women and in fat tissues from various animal species inhabiting that region. The total concentration of polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in Inuit milk fat was similar to that of the beluga, while the profile of the 10… CONTINUE READING

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