AMAP / Human Health in Finnish Lapland

Updated 2013-01-26

The general objective of the human health sub-programme is to protect and promote the health of Arctic peoples, especially children, with respect to exposure environmental contaminants.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
2001 - 2003
Data collection
2001 - 2003
Data processing
2002 -
Data reporting
2003 - 2003

Contact information

Contact person
Leena Soininen

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Human media


Regions studied
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Published possibly in Arctic Medical Research and AMAP / HH reports
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Soininen, L., Mussalo-Rauhamaa, H. & Hyvänen, S. 2005. AMAP Human Health. Biomonitoring and Studying the Nutrition of Mothers and Newborn in the Finnish Lapland. Lapland regional environment centre. Ministry of environment. 108 p. [accessed 10.10.2012}
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

Yes, food

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