Health implications for Faroe islanders of heavy metals and PCBs from pilot whales.

@article{Weihe1996HealthIF,
  title={Health implications for Faroe islanders of heavy metals and PCBs from pilot whales.},
  author={P{\'a}l Weihe and Philippe Grandjean and Frodi Debes and Roberta F. White},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1996},
  volume={186 1-2},
  pages={
          141-8
        }
}
In the Faroe Islands marine food constitutes a considerable part of the diet. In addition to fish, both meat and blubber from pilot whales are included in the diet. Muscle tissue of pilot whales caught in the Faroe Islands contains an average mercury concentration of 3.3 micrograms/g (16 nmol/g), about half of which is methylmercury. In some years an evenly distributed annual catch of pilot whales would make the average dietary intake of mercury close to an excess of the Provisional Temporary… CONTINUE READING
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