Food, Air, and Water

"Human health in the Arctic is linked inextricably to the climate and the Arctic ecosystem." (AMAP, 2009) The health of the environment impacts the health of the people. Through atmospheric and oceanic pathways, contaminants from sources far outside the Arctic region accumulate in Arctic food webs, threatening the food security and health of people in the Arctic. This page is a portal to information on monitoring contaminant pathways and concentrations in the Arctic, understanding disease risks associated with environmental toxins, and balancing benefits of traditional foods with potential exposures.

Most of the links have an Arctic emphasis, but there are also general links regarding health and the environment.