Mercury contamination in the red meat of whales and dolphins marketed for human consumption in Japan.

@article{Endo2003MercuryCI,
  title={Mercury contamination in the red meat of whales and dolphins marketed for human consumption in Japan.},
  author={Tetsuya Endo and Yohei Hotta and Koichi Haraguchi and Masakatsu Sakata},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 12},
  pages={2681-5}
}
Cetacean products sold for human consumption in Japan originate from a wide range of whale, dolphin, and porpoise species caught off several areas of the Japan coast, Antarctic and North Pacific Oceans. We surveyed the total mercury (T-Hg) levels in red meat, the most popular cetacean products in Japan. We also analyzed the DNA of these to obtain information regarding species. According to the genetic analysis, the red meats originating from nine species of odontocete and six species of… CONTINUE READING

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