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Toxicological Properties of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Related Health Effects of Concern for the Arctic Populations

Human exposure to environmental contaminants is ubiquitous and not only limited to individuals living close to the sources of contaminants. Everyone carries a burden of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in their body. The burden of POPs in Arctic peoples has been monitored for some years, however, it is only recently that a programme for measuring the potential biological effects of these contaminants has been established: the AMAP Human Health Effects Monitoring Programme.

807: Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North

11 aug. 2014

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Toxicological Properties of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Related Health Effects of Concern for the Arctic Populations.pdf

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