Yukon Contaminant Biomonitoring: Investigating the Links Between Contaminant Exposure and Traditional Food Use

This project is designed to explore the feasibility of conducting a human biomonitoring survey in the Yukon Territory, similar to those that have been done in Nunavut and Northwest Territories. It involves creating partnerships among Yukon First Nations, Yukon Government and research scientists to facilitate the planning such a survey and conducting a pilot project in Old Crow, YT to evaluate community perceptions and concerns and determine appropriate survey and communication strategies. This preliminary research will lead to the potential of a human biomonitoring study that will inform the development of regional-specific communication tools that promote the consumption of traditional foods in order to lower risk factors for chronic disease while minimizing contaminant exposure among the Yukoners. Furthermore, the research will create a screening tool to identify individuals within the Yukon who are most at risk to contaminant exposure. This screening tool, which has been labeled as a critical outcome by policy leaders, will enable contaminant risk messaging and follow-up interventions at the individual and population level to be targeted to those most at risk.

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Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=12911_fgdc
Creator Gamberg, Mary; Belmont, Michelle; Boyd, Amanda; Furgal, Chris; Josie, William; Laird, Brian; Skinner, Kelly
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2018
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact mary.gamberg(at)gmail.com; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-139.835W, 67.569S, -139.835E, 67.569N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-04-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-03-31T00:00:00Z