“Arctic Pollution: A State of the Arctic Environment Report”
“Arctic Pollution: A State of the Arctic Environment Report” – the first report prepared by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) in 1997. It was published in Russian in 1998. It is a result of joint efforts of more than 400 scientists and administrators. The report is based on the results of national and international monitoring programs coordinated by AMAP in eight states of the Arctic Region, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Norway, USA, Iceland, and Denmark (Greenland) as well as on the data collected from a number of research programs of the countries outside this region and international organizations.
The report includes Introduction and the following chapters: The Arctic; Physical Means of Pollution Spread; Polar Ecology; Northern Peoples; Stable Organics; Heavy Metals; Radioactivity; Acidification and Arctic Haze; Oil Hydrocarbons; Climate Changes, Ozone Layer Destruction, and Ultraviolet Radiation; and Pollution and Human Health.