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Assessment of Human Exposure

The first AMAP assessment concluded that: ‘The vulnerability of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems results in a fivefold higher exposure to radioactive contamination compared to that in temperate areas’. Many post-Chernobyl studies have demonstrated that the highest exposures do not necessarily occur in the most contaminated areas, especially in the mid- to long-term after an accident.

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

11 Aug 2014


Assessment of Human Exposure.pdf