Toxics And POPs

New Information on Arctic Threats

New Information on Arctic Threats

Concerns that mercury deposited in the Arctic could be twice the amount previously thought; revelations that human health in the Arctic is indeed being affected by contaminants; fears about the effects of “new” persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

CARC Applauds Rescue of the Northern Contaminants Program

CARC Applauds Rescue of the Northern Contaminants Program

The program that has for more than ten years kept northern Canadians and the world aware of toxic threats to Canada’s Arctic looks like it has been rescued from the scrap heap.

The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) has funnelled more than 25 million dollars over the last five years into Arctic research on contaminants. The program identified how chemicals travel to the Arctic, how they get into the food chain, and has started to identify the risks they pose to northerners.

CARC Toxics Programme

CARC Toxics Programme

Vision:

CARC’s toxics work is directed toward securing effective global treaties and regional control measures to reduce or eliminate the worldwide production of pollutants that accumulate in the Canadian Arctic.

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