• Scientists will study the blood of people of Yamal on the mercury content of

  • To test the blood of residents of all municipalities of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district on the mercury content of collected scientists from regional scientific centre of Arctic research, reports TASS.

    "Technological progress does not stand still, the industry is developing, the level of pollution increases — it's a fact", — said the Agency head of the sector of ecological and biological research center Elena Aghbalyan. The results of the study, she said, will be able to use managers.

    A pilot survey, she said, were residents of several villages of Yamal. "In the study sample should be large enough in order to objectively assess the situation in the region" — said Aghbalyan.

    Mercury can accumulate in the liver and kidney reindeer, and fish, which feed on the tundra-dwellers. According to who, this metal is one of the ten key chemicals of concern for public health, as mercury even in very small quantities can have toxic effects on the immune, digestive and nervous systems, and on lungs, kidneys, eyes, and skin.

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