Report to the Hunters of the Kivalliq Region Contaminants in Qamanirjuaq Caribou – September 2017

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  • Year: 2017
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With the help of local hunters, we have been taking kidney, liver and muscle samples of Qamanirjuaq caribou since 2006. We collect these samples to study changes in the amount of contaminants such as mercury and lead in kidneys of caribou. These contaminants may be carried to the Arctic by wind.