Direction of Scientific Research:
Development of methodology for monitoring, assessment, prediction and prevention of risks associated with the high level toxic polluting substances transfer via biological pathways. These substances can accumulate in the food chain and spread in Arctic ecosystems.
The Aim of the Project:
- The decline in economic and demographic consequences of health disorders of the population living in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, as a result of the uncontrolled transfer of highly toxic polluting chemicals to the environment (hazardous contaminants).
- Improving the efficiency of chemical safety of the population.
- Development of national and regional systems of biological monitoring, forecasting and managing the risks associated with uncontrolled spread of dangerous contaminants by migratory species of birds, fish and wild animals to the Arctic. (biological pathways).
Objectives of the Project:
- Socio-economic risk assessment of health disorders within a population and the demographic implications as a result of getting dangerous pollutants into the human body. They can accumulate in food chains and spread by migratory species of birds, fish and wild animals
- Assessment to the impact of projected climate change on the increase of cross-border transfers on hazardous pollutants entering to the high latitudes through biological pathways.
- Development of methodology for early detection, monitoring and countering threats related to cross-border transfer of hazardous contaminants to the Arctic through biological pathways.
- Development of a model for assessment and prediction to the human body on the risks of harmful effects associated with the transfer and distribution of hazardous contaminants through biological pathways.
- Identification, analysis and description of the main risk factors for the health of the population and development of methodical recommendations for their reduction in the extraction, processing and sale of food products from migratory commercial fish species, birds and wild animals.
- Development of the basic requirements for the creation of international and national information system for early detection, monitoring and risk assessment on cross-border transfer and distribution of hazardous contaminants through biological pathways
- Policy development informing public authorities and local governments, as well as the population living in the Arctic zone of Russian Federation on risk management in the sphere of chemical safety