Scientists of Yamal assessed influence of harmful factors on genetic health of northerners
8:29 7 октября 2014
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Ecologists of the scientific center for exploration of the Arctic used innovative technology at examination of indigenous and arrived population of the settlement Nyda, Nadym district. The multisystemic cardiologic test elaborated by scientists from Moscow allows speaking about influence of harmful factors on genetic health of population.
Human cells are sensitive indicators to changes of environment. Using biomarkers of cytogenetic damage, under a microscope it is possible to determine the structure of blood cells and to see their changes. The scientists analyzed the state of about one hundred residents of the settlement and found that arrived population of Yamal is subjected to the most severe effects of environment. Binuclear cells of arrived population are met two times more often than among indigenous population.
The scientists connect this fact to difficulties of adaptation of natives from other regions in the Far North, as it is reported to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» in the press service of the governor of Yamal. Mutagenic processes are caused by pollution of environment and food with toxicants. For correction of cytogenetic status the scientists recommend northerners to take multivitamins, including antioxidants.