Arctic contamination

Interview with Torkjel Sandanger, UiT, Tromsø, March 2015

The concentrations of these contaminants have been extremely high, in the people who live there. They have no alternatives. All of the sudden there are these big circumpolar studies and you find high levels, but at the same time you know that this is the only food they can have. They’re also informed that it contains contamination. So this “arctic dilemma” is how do you balance the information about the possible negative effects of these contaminants with the information that you should eat healthy or, if that’s the only thing you have to eat, how do you inform the people that live there?