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Continuing Our Unity: advancing Indigenous suicide prevention in the Circumpolar Arctic.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature297072
Source
Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada. Ottawa, ON. 30 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
June 2017
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Author
Durkalec, Agata
Hackett, Christina
Sheldon, Tom
Ford, Selma
Source
Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada. Ottawa, ON. 30 p.
Date
June 2017
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Greenland
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Publication Type
Report
File Size
901720
Keywords
RISING SUN
Indigenous peoples
Suicide
Prevention
Notes
A Discussion Paper Presented by the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada.
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Reduction of PCB contamination in an Arctic coastal environment: a first step in assessing ecosystem recovery after the removal of a point source.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature94758
Source
Environ Sci Technol. 2009 Oct 15;43(20):7635-42
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-15-2009
Author
Brown Tanya M
Sheldon Tom A
Burgess Neil M
Reimer Ken J
Author Affiliation
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada.
Source
Environ Sci Technol. 2009 Oct 15;43(20):7635-42
Date
Oct-15-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Studies have documented the presence of organic contaminants in Arctic marine environments due to local point sources, but little long-term data is known of the recovery process once those contaminants are removed. In this study, natural recovery of a local marine food web from a historic terrestrial source of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at Saglek Bay is examined. PCBs were measured in marine sediments, shorthorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpius), and black guillemots (Cepphus grylle) to assess ecosystem recovery over an eight-year period after cleanup of the source. Surface sediment measurements indicate decreases in both the extent and average concentrations of PCBs throughout Saglek Bay. Sculpin collected near the former contaminated beach in 2006 had significantly lower PCB burdens than those collected in 1998/ 99. PCB levels have also decreased significantly in black guillemot nestlings collected from the former contaminated beach area, as well as Island (6-8 km from the source) and Reference (greater than 18 km from the source) locations. This study demonstrates the utility of using indicator species, especially the black guillemot, to monitor PCB uptake in benthic food webs. The rapid decreases in the physical and biotic PCB concentrations from the local ecosystem at Saglek Bay demonstratethe efficiency with which natural ecosystem recovery can take place in a highly energetic coastal marine environment once a chronic contaminant source is removed.
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