Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 02

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Volume 19, No. 2
Pages 88 - 89

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BOX • Canadian Inuit and the Arctic Dilemma

Éric Dewailly
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Human exposure to anthropogenic contaminants is now a well-known phenomenon in the Canadian Arctic. Early work conducted on Baffin Island and in Nunavik has demonstrated that because of their traditional dietary habits (Dewailly et al., 1989; Dewailly et al., 1993; Kinloch et al., 1992; Muckle et al., 2001), Inuit populations are exposed to environmental contaminants by eating their traditional foods, and their infants are exposed through transplacental and breast milk transmission from the Inuit mother (Figures 1 and 2).

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Dewailly, É. 2006. Canadian Inuit and the arctic dilemma. Oceanography 19(2):88–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.71.

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