News Feed 7 - 8 - 2015


Whale and dolphin meat sold by Yahoo! Japan ‘exceeds safe mercury limits’

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

How Brain-Damaging Mercury Puts Arctic Kids at Risk

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  Read More →

Interview Dr. Pal Weihe

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.  Read More →

Why Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tuna

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]

PCBs in Children’s Fish Oil Supplements

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.  Read More →

Eat whales – and perhaps get Parkinson’s

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 →

Humans have tripled mercury levels in upper ocean

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 →