Studying the intersection of human and environmental health
Our research group has studied the intersection of human and environmental health since 2013.
To this end, we champion the use of community-based approaches to examine contaminant exposures among Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic. Additionally, we use bench-science techniques investigate the ways and means by which nutrients occasionally counter the health risks posed by contaminants.
We currently have several ongoing projects examining the balance between contaminant risks and nutritional benefits from the consumption of wild-harvested, traditional foods.
Our research group has published a new paper entitled "Biomarkers of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Sub-Arctic and Arctic communities in Canada" in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.
Two of our research group members, Victoria Gevaert and Sara Packull-McCormick presented their research virtually at the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) 2020 Annual Meeting.