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Your Environment. Your Health.

St. Lawrence Island, Alaska Cohort

Centre University at Albany
Contact
Pamela Miller
Principal Investigator
Alaska Community Action on Toxics
pamela@akaction.org
David O. Carpenter
Principal Investigator
University at Albany
dcarpenter@albany.edu
Description of cohort Residents of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, a community of about 1,400 adults and children.
Location of cohort St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
Chemicals/Exposures studied Polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorinated pesticides, brominated flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds
Health or social effects studied Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease
Samples collected Serum, house dust, local fish, local subsistence foods
Questionnaires Yes
Key Findings The population is highly exposed to POPs due primarily to a diet rich in marine mammal fat