The purpose of this project is to investigate the incidence of UV chemicals, bisphenols and fluorinated siloxanes in biological samples from the Arctic.
The goal was therefore to identify concentrations of substances in top predators of the Arctic. To that end, eggs from kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) and glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus), as well as Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) were sampled in Svalbard. This project involved the collaboration between the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Akvaplan-Niva and the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). Financial support was provided by the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet).