Arctic Health Risks: Impacts on health in the Arctic and Europe owing to climate-induced changes in contaminant cycling

ArcRisk is an international EU funded research activity that is looking at the linkages between environmental contaminants, climate change and human health – aimed at supporting European policy development in these areas. The Arctic setting provides unique opportunities for research in these fields.

All of us are exposed to environmental contaminants such as mercury and organic chemicals that persist in the environment. In some cases, exposure to these chemicals is high enough to raise concerns about possible subtle effects on human health.

Climate change has the potential to alter the pathways by which harmful chemicals cycle through the environment and enter food chains.

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December 12, 2009

ArcRisk Brochure (English)

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November 11, 2009

ArcRisk: Concepts and Objectives

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November 11, 2010

ArcRisk Newsletter - Fall 2010

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January 01, 2013

ArcRisk Newsletter - Fall 2011

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ArcRisk Newsletter - Fall 2012

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November 11, 2010

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ArcRisk is a project supported under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities.

Grant agreement: 226534

Project budget: 4.74 million Euro (EU contribution 3.5 million Euro)

Project duration: June 2009 - November 2013

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Consortium partners include:

Aarhus UniversitetAlfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine ResearchCSICETHEnvironment Canada
Fisheries and Oceans CanadaHealth CanadaIGSLancaster UniversityMasaryk University
Max Planck Institute for ChemistryNILUOASYSStockholm UniversityunisSwedish Environmental Research Institute
Uni of OuluUni of Tromsoniph
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