Health in the Arctic and climate change

  • Henning Sloth Pedersen


The Arctic environment is like a magnifying glass. Many of the hazards stemming from industrial activity in the South tend to concentrate in the North. This is true for DDT, PCB, heavy metals and many other substances that may endanger human health. Climate change is yet another example of how the negative impact of industrial activity may be magnified in the Arctic region.


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Sloth Pedersen H. (2007). Health in the Arctic and climate change. Polar Research, 26(2), 104-106.
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