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Inuit foods and diet: a preliminary assessment of benefits and risks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1514105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traditional Inuit foods are contaminated with chemical residues from industrial and other activities around the world. The intake of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated camphenes (PCCs) exceeds the 'tolerable daily intake' (TDI) for many consumers. The implications of long term contaminant intake, even for single contaminants, are not known and will be difficult or impossible to determine in the foreseeable future. Traditional foods form a substantial part of the Inuit diet and are a major source of energy and essential nutrients. Available alternative imported foods are nutritionally inferior and substitution may lead to nutritional deficiencies and associated risks to health and to the social and cultural life of Arctic communities.
D Kinloch; H Kuhnlein; D C Muir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-28     Completed Date:  1992-09-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diet Surveys
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Habits*
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Nutritional Requirements
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls

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