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Pollution and human health

Many factors contribute to health and illness in the Arctic: socioeconomic conditions, health services, societal and cultural factors, individual lifestyles and behaviors, and genetics. Contaminants enter this already complex scene, with the capacity to have physical, mental, and social impacts on health. For example, fear of contaminants and changes in traditional ways of living can affect both community social structure and individual mental well-being.

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

11 Aug 2014


Pollution and human health.pdf