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Environmental contamination of the Yupik people of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska

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Source
Journal of Indigenous Research. 2011 Mar;1(1)
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2011
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Author
Carpenter, DO
Miller, PK
Author Affiliation
University at Albany, Carpent@uamail.albany.edu
Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Docmorse@aol.com
Source
Journal of Indigenous Research. 2011 Mar;1(1)
Date
Mar-2011
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alaska
Blood samples
Cancer
Chlorinated pesticides
DDE
DDT
Diet
Fat-soluble contaminants
Marine mammal blubber
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
St. Lawrence Island
Traditional foods
Yupik
Abstract
The Arctic is contaminated with persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals that originate primarily from industrial areas in temperate climates.
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Impacts of environmental pollution on some nothern [sic] Russian regions (Norilsk area, Lake Baikal).

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Source
Second AMAP International Symposium on Environmental Pollution of the Arctic. Rovaniemi, 1-4 October 2002. Poster session X15.
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Date
2002
ecological problem is connected with the organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which are among the most dangerous substances in nature. They have been detected in the ecosystem of Lake Baikal for many years (Politov, Anokhin and Surnina, 2000). They come into the Baikal ecosystem
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Author
Anokhin, Yuri A.
Author Affiliation
Institute of Global Climate and Ecology. Moscow, Russia
Source
Second AMAP International Symposium on Environmental Pollution of the Arctic. Rovaniemi, 1-4 October 2002. Poster session X15.
Date
2002
Language
English
Geographic Location
Russia
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
File Size
100440
Keywords
Northern
Norilsk
Organochlorine pesticides
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Lake Baikal
Surface water
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Interactions between Pollutant Exposure and the Physiology in Adult Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) at Svalbard.

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Source
Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Department of Biology. xii, 53 p.
Publication Type
Dissertation
Date
2015
Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Samples were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and phosphorous flame retardants (PFRs). All compound classes were detected and quantified in feathers ranging from <2.38 to 36.2 ng/g wet weight
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Author
Svendsen, Niels Borup
Source
Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Department of Biology. xii, 53 p.
Date
2015
Language
English
Geographic Location
Norway
Publication Type
Dissertation
File Size
1326344
Keywords
Svalbard
Black-legged kittiwakes
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs)
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs)
Phosphorous flame retardants (PFRs)
Abstract
The present study investigated the use of feathers as a useful non-destructive biomonitoring tool for novel organic pollutants in black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), and evaluated the interaction of both novel and legacy pollutants on body condition and thyroid hormones. In July and August 2014, feather and blood samples were collected from 20 black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) at two colonies (Blomstrandhalvøya and Krykkjefjellet) in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Samples were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and phosphorous flame retardants (PFRs).
All compound classes were detected and quantified in feathers ranging from
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Use of traditional foods in a healthy diet in Alaska: Risks in perspective. Second Edition: Volume 1. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and related compounds

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Source
Recommendations and Reports 8(8)
Publication Type
Report
Date
25 October 2004
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Author
State of Alaska, DPH, Section of Epidemiology
Source
Recommendations and Reports 8(8)
Date
25 October 2004
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Concentrations of PCBs
Dioxins and Related Chemicals in Humans
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Potential Health Effects of PCB-like Chemicals
Abstract
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are lipophilic, persistent, usually man-made chemicals. Due to concerns over potential adverse ecological and human health effects, the manufacture of PCBs was banned several decades ago by many industrial nations. However, trace amounts of PCDDs and PCDFs continue to be unintentionally produced during some industrial processes.
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