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.
- Dec. 21, 2018
Please take a look at this article on Dr. Heidi Swanson's work on mercury and omega-3 fatty acid levels in fish in Northern Canada that are important to local First Nations communities and how this relates to the work done by our research group.
Happy Holidays from the Human Exposure and Toxicology Research Group!
- Sep. 4, 2018
Thank you to Victoria! Victoria Leger was an invaluable part of our research team.
- June 29, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Mylène Ratelle for winning the poster presentation award at the 2018 Tribal Environmental Health Summit in Corvallis, Oregon! Her presentation was titled " Community-Based Contaminant Biomonitoring in the Northwest Territories, Canada".