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137 Cs concentrations in northern Alaskan Eskimos, 1962-79: effects of ecological, cultural and political factors.

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Source
Health Physics. 42(4):433-447.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1982
Author
Hanson, WC
Author Affiliation
Battelle
Source
Health Physics. 42(4):433-447.
Date
1982
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Ambler
Anaktuvuk Pass
Barrow
Cesium-137
Diet, traditional
Food chain
Kotzebue
Point Hope
Radioactive fallout
Seasonal periodicity
Abstract
Concentrations of worldwide fallout 137Cs were measured in the lichen-caribou-Eskimo food chain of northern Alaska during the period 1962-79. Pronounced inputs of fallout occurred after major nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere and 137Cs was transmitted through the food chain to Eskimos with about a 2-yr delay due to environmental parameters. Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) meat sampled during spring harvest contained 4 times the 137Cs concentration of lichens obtained from their winter range. Calculated caribou meat ingestion rates of Anaktuvuk Pass Eskimos during winter ranged from approximately 1 kg/day in 1964 to 0.16 kg/day in 1977. Several environmental factors affected seasonal patterns and amounts of 137Cs transferred through the food chain. Maximum 137Cs concentrations of approximately 20 nCi/kg body weight in ESkimos occurred in 1964 and have now decreased to approximately 0.5 nCi/kg, largely because of cultural and political factors. Radiation doses from 137Cs body burdens during the study period ranged from 60 mrad/yr in 1962 to approximately 140 mrad/yr during the 1962-64 maxima and decreased to 8 mrad/yr in 1979.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 832.
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137Cs: seasonal patterns in native residents of three contrasting Alaskan villages.

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Source
Health Physics. 21:585-591.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1971
Author
Hanson, W.C.
Author Affiliation
Battelle
Source
Health Physics. 21:585-591.
Date
1971
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Arctic Village
Ambler
Anaktuvuk Pass
Cesium-137
Diet, traditional
Food chain
Radioactive fallout
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Aboriginal Eskimo diet in modern perspective.

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Source
American Anthropologist. 79:309-316.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1977
Author
Draper, H.H.
Author Affiliation
University of Guelph
Source
American Anthropologist. 79:309-316.
Date
1977
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Point Hope
Wainwright
Nunapitchuk
Diet, traditional
Nutrition
Dietary Carbohydrates
Dietary protein
Acculturation
Lactose tolerance
Sucrose tolerance
Cholesterol
Blood pressure
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1122.
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Account of a voyage of discovery to the north-east of Siberia, the frozen ocean and the north-east sea.

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Source
N. Israel, Amsterdam and Da Capo Press, New York. Bibliotheca Australiana 64. 2 vols. in 1. Reprint of the 1806 edition.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1969
Author
Sarychew, G.A.
Source
N. Israel, Amsterdam and Da Capo Press, New York. Bibliotheca Australiana 64. 2 vols. in 1. Reprint of the 1806 edition.
Date
1969
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Unalaska
Labrets
Tobacco
Shaman
Transvestism
Medicinal plants
Epistaxis
Diet, traditional
Traditional healing
Housing
Sanitation
Notes
Alaska Medical Library - From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 383.
UAA/APU Consortium, Alaskana Collection DK754 S242
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Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America. To which are added, the conquest of Siberia, and the history of the transactions and commerce between Russia and China.

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Source
3d ed., revised and corrected. T. Cadell, London. 454 pp.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1787
Author
Coxe, W.
Source
3d ed., revised and corrected. T. Cadell, London. 454 pp.
Date
1787
Language
English
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Other
Keywords
Kodiak
Traditional healing
Starvation
Snuff
Pediculosis
Traditional surgery
Diet, traditional
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 593.
Loussac AK RARE 910.09 COXE
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Source
Revised. Original reference in Alaska's health, a survey report. The Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 1954. 30 pp.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1963
Author
Lantis, M.
Author Affiliation
U.S. Indian Health Service
Source
Revised. Original reference in Alaska's health, a survey report. The Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 1954. 30 pp.
Date
1963
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Multi-National
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Acculturation
Traditional healing
Diet, traditional
Epidemics
Housing
Shaman
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 932.
From: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 78.
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Adoption practices among the Eskimos on Southampton Island.

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Source
Canadian Welfare. 29:32-37.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1953
Author
Teicher, M.I.
Author Affiliation
University of Toronto
Source
Canadian Welfare. 29:32-37.
Date
1953
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Coral Harbour
Diet, traditional
Traditional healing
Health status
Child care
Child adoption
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 942.
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Adverse reactions to drugs and metabolic problems perceived in northern Canadian Indians and Eskimos.

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Source
Progress in Clinical and Biological Research. 1986; 214:77-83.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1986
Author
Schaefer, O.
Author Affiliation
Northern Medical Research Laboratory (Edmonton)
Source
Progress in Clinical and Biological Research. 1986; 214:77-83.
Date
1986
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Drug reactions
INH inactivator
Nutrition
Diet, traditional
Alcohol metabolism
Sucrose tolerance
Lactose tolerance
Cholinesterase deficiency
Adaptation, Biological
Canada
Comparative Study
Ethanol - metabolism
Humans
Indians, North American
Inuits
Lactose Intolerance - epidemiology
Pharmaceutical Preparations - adverse effects - metabolism
Pharmacogenetics
Phenytoin - metabolism
Succinylcholine - metabolism
Sucrose - adverse effects
Abstract
Eskimos and to a slightly lesser degree Northern Indians are extremely rapid acetylators as tested with isoniazid. They also tend to clear phenytoin rapidly as proven in Greenland Eskimos and supported by clinical observations in Canadian Eskimos. Most "silent gene" cholinesterase cases found in Canada came from the tiny minorities of Northern Indians and Eskimos and an even higher prevalence was found in an isolate of South Western Alaskan Eskimos. We found alcohol metabolism significantly slower in Northern Indians and Eskimos than Caucasians, which is at variance with findings in other Amerindian groups and Asiatic Mongoloids reflecting perhaps quite different physical and nutritional environments over long periods of time. Pecularities of sugar metabolism found in Natives of the Canadian Arctic and Sub-Arctic may also be best explained by the relative deficiency of carbohydrates in their traditional diet.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2243.
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Source
British Medical Journal. 1979 May 5;1(6172):1215
Publication Type
Article
Date
1979
Author
Schaefer, O.
Author Affiliation
Northern Medical Research Laboratory (Edmonton)
Source
British Medical Journal. 1979 May 5;1(6172):1215
Date
1979
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Pangnirtung
Frobisher Bay
Diet, traditional
Acculturation
Appendicitis - epidemiology - etiology
Canada
Diet
Humans
Inuits
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2576.
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A.F. Kashevarov's coastal explorations in northwest Alaska, 1838. Translated by D.H. Kraus.

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Source
Fieldiana: Anthropology. Vol. 69. Field Museum of Natural History. Publication 1268. 104 pp.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1977
Author Affiliation
Russian-American Company
Source
Fieldiana: Anthropology. Vol. 69. Field Museum of Natural History. Publication 1268. 104 pp.
Date
1977
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Labrets
Traditional surgery
Tattoos
Diet, traditional
Notes
Alaska Medical Library - From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 404.
UAA - Alaskana GN2.F4 v.69
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