Discussion on human health effects
The representative survey groups from indigenous populations in each of the study areas, including 255 mother-child pairs and 1576 adults, have provided comprehensive data on gender, age, place of residence, the nature of traditional activities undertaken, diet, life-style details, self-evaluated health status and family health history. In addition, this database is supported by reliable medical information, obtained from personal medical records held by local hospitals and measurements of blood levels of all major PTSs. All of which information, helps to suggest that the study populations used in this report adequately reflect the general conditions characteristic of the indigenous population of the Russia Arctic as a whole.
807: Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North
11 Aug 2014
Discussion on human health effects.pdf