Principal Investigator:Beveridge, Christopher Licenced Year(s):
The overall goal of this program is to establish a time trend of specific environmental contaminants in human blood and hair. A baseline study was completed in the Inuvik region in 1999–2000. A follow-up assessment to this baseline study will be undertaken this year to observe human exposure to specific contaminants across a representative cross-section of moderately and highly exposed regions (In...
Principal Investigator:MacNeil, Chuck Licenced Year(s):
The Inuvik Regional Human Contaminants Monitoring Program has finished sampling maternal scalp hair for methyl mercury analysis, and checking maternal and umbilical cord blood for certain organochlorines and metals. The communications phase is now beginning. As of March 2000 participants will have the option to review their medical health records and obtain their personal results. The compiled res...
Principal Investigator:Reimer, K.J. Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will collect soil/sediment, water, plant and other biological samples to investigate small-scale variations of introduced substances; to examine larger variations in tundra and marine ecosystems; and to aid decision-makers in identifying when and where remedial measures can be most effectively applied. This investigation will be conducted on abandoned DEW Line sites to evaluate th...
Principal Investigator:Seddon, Laura Licenced Year(s):1995
This activity will help expand the human health baseline on exposure and effects of environmental contaminants on humans in the NWT. Blood will be sampled from participating mothers and from the umbilical cord to determine the levels of specific organochlorines and heavy metals. This activity will involve the participation of communities and community health workers in all aspects including desi...
Principal Investigator:Koenig, Brenda Licenced Year(s):
Organochlorine contaminants can be carried to the arctic in the atmosphere. I will be measuring the amount of these contaminants in zooplankton to determine the effects and range of organochlorines in the arctic ecosystem. The information that I collect will be useful in determining what types of organochlorines are most common in zooplankton as well as providing a means to estimate the levels o...
Principal Investigator:Hermanson, Mark Licenced Year(s):1994
We will collect and analyze sediments and fish collected from Imitavik, Annak and Kasegalik Lakes in order to assess the type and levels of contaminants present. Kasegalik Lake contains fish that are considerably different in size that those from other lakes and, since the accumulation of contaminants in fish are related to both the size and the age of the fish, it is possible that fish collected...
Principal Investigator:Aspler, L.B. Licenced Year(s):
A field crew of four people will map (by foot and boat) the rocks deposited in ancient (2,500 to 1,900 million year old) basins. These rocks will also be assessed for their economic potential. The field work will also involve the collection of water, moss and lichen to determine levels of contaminants as part of the northern contaminants study funded by the Arctic Environmental Strategy....
Principal Investigator:Bell, Bob Licenced Year(s):
This project was initiated following the concern voiced by the six ISR communities about the presence and levels of contaminants in the major country food sources. Samples of body tissues will be taken from charr, whitefish, seals and belugas in order to assess for heavy metal, organochlorine and PCB contaminants. These samples will be taken while other field research is being conducted by Fishe...
Principal Investigator:Bidleman, Terry F. Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will collect air and water samples for analysis of toxaphene and other organochlorine compounds, as well as examining differences in toxaphene patterns in air, water and biological samples....
Principal Investigator:Metcalfe, C.D. Licenced Year(s):
The Research will examine the variation of organochlorine contaminants (O.C.'s) in the arctic ringed seal species. Major trends in concentrations will be outlined on 4 distinct levels: 1) variation within individual seals 2) seasonal variation in one seal popultion 3) variation between seal popultaions from two distinct sites 4) long-term temporal variations at these two locations....