Coal-fired power plants are main source of mercury
The most dangerous sources of mercury are fossil fuel power plants that are increasing rapidly in the Asian neighborhood.
Mercury bio-accumulates in the largest marine predators
Mercury toxins bio-accumulate and the largest sea predators like tuna, sharks and dolphins have the highest levels in their flesh.
Dolphins are not food!
Dolphins, pilot whales. etc are the most toxic mercury source in the sea but unwitting Japanese eat thousands of tons of their meat every year.
Dolphin meat can cause mercury poisoning
Some supermarket dolphin meat tested in Japan shows much higher mercury levels than the contaminated fish that caused Minamata disease.
Mercury can slow children’s neural growth
Research studies show the slightest amount of mercury can retard children's neural growth and the effects are often permanent.
Recent research links mercury to autism, ADD and diminished IQ.
Mercury poisoning impacts children's brain development and also causes many symptoms that are indistinguishable from autism.
Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element in the world
Mercury poisoning can cause behavioral pathologies ranging from Asperger’s Syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to autism and childhood rage.
Step 1: Petition the Government to Protect our Children
Please help the cause of removing mercury from food by signing our demand to the Japanese Government.
Step 2: Demand your governments seriously enforce food safety
Step two: make your governments ban or clearly label the most toxic contents of food.
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 of eating whale meat. http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/faroe605/interview_weihe.html Read More →
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 development. Severe exposure... [Read More]
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. http://nutritionfacts.org/video/pcbs-in-childrens-fish-oil-supplements Read More →
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. Read More →
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. Read More →
The new online database at www.toxic-menu.org with scientific papers on human health risks from consuming whale & dolphin meat primarily serves medical doctors, government agencies and consumers in whaling countries. Read More →
http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/20075 Read More →