News Feed 10 - 7 - 2015

DANGEROUS DIET: Japan fails in its duty of care over toxic whale and dolphin meat. Read here: Get more information on toxic substances in whale meat on

Seventeen dolphins found mysteriously beached near the site of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have died from radiation-induced heart damage, a scientific analysis has suggested. Read article

Samples tested by Environmental Investigation Agency contained mercury levels up to 47 times higher than recommended safe level. Read article

Inuit children, exposed in the womb, have lower IQs because their mothers eat whale meat and other foods tainted with contaminants that drift north. Read article

Dr. Pal Weihe is chief physician at the Department of Occupational and Public Health in the Faroese Hospital System. He studied epidemiology and occupational medicine in Denmark for 20 years before returning to his native Faroe Islands, where he spent the next 20 years studying the effects of mercury, a result of the Faroese tradition […]

All fish contain small amounts of methylmercury, the most toxic form of mercury, and “fish consumption represents the main source of methylmercury exposure.” In my videos Nerves of Mercury and Fish Fog, I discuss how mercury exposure through fish consumption, even within the government’s safety limits, can have adverse neurological and behavioral effects on child […]

No need to harm animals or put children at risk when all the nutrients derived from fish -and all other animal products- can be obtained more healthfully, humanely and environmentally responsibly from plant sources.

Parkinson’s disease is twice as prevalent on the Faroe Islands as in Norway. The reason might be the consumption of a particular kind of whale meat. Read article.

Mercury levels in the upper ocean have tripled since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and human activities are to blame, researchers report today in Nature1. Read article.

The new online database at with scientific papers on human health risks from consuming whale & dolphin meat primarily serves medical doctors, government agencies and consumers in whaling countries.