Diabetes is a “time bomb” in the Arctic: Expert

Nunatsiq Online: Diabetes is a ticking "time bomb" in the Arctic, says a public health expert at this week`s conference on climate change and pollution in the Arctic in Copenhagen. That`s because the persistant organic pollutants found in the meat and blubber of marine mammals, like pilot whales, beluga and narwhal, are linked to the development of diabetes, said Philippe Grandjean from the University of Southern Denmark and the Harvard School of Public Health. These man-made pollutants originate far to the......

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