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Charlie Brown says: "This is the beginning of the end of dentistry's mercury era in America," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 25, 2020 1:48:00 AM CEST

Michael Bender said: "There is no safe level for mercury in the environment – or in people," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 25, 2020 1:48:00 AM CEST

Katrine Borgå says: “All the seal-eating killer whales were over the first threshold for risk of health effects (10 micogram per gram lipid weight). For comparison, there were just 40% of the fish-eating killer whales over this threshold,” External link

qnewshub Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

Katrine Borgå says: “We found these pollutants as well, although the levels were low. We don’t have any threshold levels for health effects for these newer pollutants,” External link

qnewshub Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

Katrine Borgå says: “In this instance, we expected that the seal-eating killer whales would contain approximately 10 times as much pollutants as the fish-eaters, if they just ate seal. But instead, we see that the seal-eaters had four times higher pollutants. This is an indication that the seal-eaters also eat a lot of fish. The fish-eaters, on the other hand, eat pretty much just fish,” External link

qnewshub Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

Katrine Borgå explains: “We investigated mercury levels in skin, and PCB in blubber from the same animals. We found a high correlation between the levels, which is to say that those whales with high PCB levels also had high mercury levels. This is an important find, because it is easier to take samples of skin than blubber. We need just a tiny sample of the outer skin layer, whereas it is more complicated to get a plug of blubber,” External link

qnewshub Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

Katrine Borgå says: “We have analyzed PCB levels in seven seal-eaters and 24 fish-eaters—and mercury in 10 seal-eaters and 28 fish-eaters. The reason we have analyzed more whales for mercury than for PCBs is because it is easier to get good skin samples than blubber samples,” External link

qnewshub Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

Katrine Borgå says: “One thing which is special about this study is that we had expected to find lower levels of PCBs than when they were first sampled in 2002. But we found the opposite! Whilst levels in the fish-eaters have gone a little bit down throughout these 18 years, the levels in the seal-eaters are higher than was found the first time,” External link

qnewshub Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

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