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Use of Traditional Foods in a Healthy Diet in Alaska: Risks in Perspective; Second Edition: Volume 1. Polychlorinated Biphelyls (PCBs) and Related Compounds

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Verbrugge, Lori A., and Middaugh, John P., 2004, Use of Traditional Foods in a Healthy Diet in Alaska: Risks in Perspective; Second Edition: Volume 1. Polychlorinated Biphelyls (PCBs) and Related Compounds: Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology: Anchorage, v. Bulletin 8; 8, 61 p.

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The Alaska Division of Public Health recommends the continued unrestricted consumption of traditional subsistence foods in Alaska. Traditional foods provide inexpensive and readily available nutrients, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, calories and protein and many health benefits such as protection from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, improved maternal nutrition, and neonatal and infant brain development. Presence of heavy metals and persistent, man-made chemicals in the arctic food chain generated concerns about the potential threat to the ecosystem and risk to human health. The global distribution of man-made pollutants through atmospheric transport is well documented; human exposures to them in the arctic occur primarily through [...]

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