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Japans commercial whaling is a threat to public health
- Sonne, Christian, Dietz, Rune, Hansson, Sophia V., Søndergaard, Jens, Desforges, Jean-Pierre, Alstrup, Aage K.O.
- The Science of the total environment 2019 v.680 pp. 10-12
- Balaenoptera edeni, fish consumption, food safety, ingestion, mercury, oral exposure, public health, tuna, whales, Japan
- Japans' decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and reinstate commercial hunting on minke, sei and Bryde's whales has recently been discussed in several journals. Here we discuss mercury exposure to the public eating baleen whales, toothed whales and tuna in relation to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) tolerable weekly intake (TWI).