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Oil sands pollutants in traditional foods


Author(s): Edwards, J.

Year: 2014

Abstract:
People who worked in the oil sands, as well as "people who consumed traditional foods more frequently and those who consumed locally caught foods were more likely to have cancer," said [McLachlan] in an interview. "Industry is expediting that transition [to store-bought foods] in Fort Chipewyan because people are con- cerned about the quality of the tradi- tional foods in a way that they wouldn't be in other parts of northern Canada," said McLachlan. The products available in local stores are "convenience foods," said McLachlan. "The healthy foods that we like to promote in big cities like fresh fruits and vegetables just aren't available."

Citation:
Edwards, J. (2014).  Oil sands pollutants in traditional foods. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 186(12), 1 page. Abstract