International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Setting the Stage

Environmental contaminants are a global problem. Their presence and role in the Arctic reflects the physical, biological, and social characteristics of the region, as well as the way the Arctic interacts with the rest of the world. Current concern about Arctic contaminants began with discoveries of high levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in some indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic.

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

11 Aug 2014


Setting the Stage.pdf