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AMAP Review: Biological Effects from Contaminants on Arctic Wildlife and Fish

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Author(s)

Rune Dietz, Robert Letcher, Colleen E. Bryan Sallee, John R. Kucklick, Stacy S. Schuur, Jean-Pierre Desforges, Igor Eulaers, Bjorn Munro Jenssen, Melissa McKinney, Christian Sonne, Niladri Basu, Simon Wilson, Sara Pedro, Jenny Bytingsvik, Garry Stenson, Anuschka Polder, Joshua T. Ackerman, Collin A. Eagles-Smith, Mark P. Herzog, Alex Hartman, Sarah Peterson, Allyson Jackson, Birgit Braune, Derek Muir, Frank Riget, Milton Levin, Anders Bignert, Maria Dam, Marlene Evans, Magali Houde, Katrin S. Hoydal

Abstract

Since the last Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) effort to review biological effects of the exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) classified as organohalogen compounds (OHCs) in Arctic biota there has been a considerable number of new studies reporting potential OHC as well as mercury exposure-mediated biological effects in Arctic wildlife and fish. Here, we provide an update on the state of the knowledge of OHC and mercury exposure and/or associated effects in key Arctic marine and terrestrial mammal and bird species as well as in fish.
Citation
Science of the Total Environment
Volume
696
Created August 13, 2019, Updated September 13, 2019