Northern Contaminants Program
Working to reduce and, wherever possible, eliminate contaminants in traditionally harvested foods, while providing information that assists informed decision making by individuals and communities in their food use.
What is the Northern Contaminants Program?
The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) was established in 1991 in response to concerns about human exposure to elevated levels of contaminants in wildlife species that are important to the traditional diets of northern Aboriginal peoples. Early studies found a wide variety of substances, many of which had no Arctic or Canadian sources, but which were, nevertheless, reaching unexpectedly high levels in the Arctic ecosystem.
- NCP Funded Projects (2016-17)
- Contaminants of Concern
- Browse NCP Funded Projects
- Guidelines for Responsible Research
- Overview of NCP Blueprints
- Human Health Research
- Environmental Monitoring and Research
- Community Based Monitoring and Research
- Communication, Capacity and Outreach
- Program Coordination and Aboriginal Partnerships
- CYFN - Northern Contaminants
- Niqiit Course on Contaminants in the Arctic
- Polar Data Catalogue
- Stockholm Convention
- Minamata Convention
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