“The karma of pollution”

In this ultimate cycling  and interconnection of life on our earth. the latest mercury tocicity studies may shed some more light on this close interdependence of all life. Namely the endangered polar bear and other arctic wildlife is struggle to survive global warming and pollution. Mercury toxicity is increasing in these animals tissues. No one knows how much effect this is having on their survival abilities and the effects of increased toxicity in mother’s milk and consumption of this toxic meat and fish to their young. The following chart is provided from toxicology studies done in Norway in 2005.

Give a brother a hand -save the polar bears

Mercury pollution man caused has infected all the fatty tissues of our ocean going fish and mammals to the point that “safety standards for the safe consumption” of wild caught  ocean fish, whale and dolphin had to be set.  Mercury’s neurotoxic and neurogenic (damaging to chromosomes) effects the nervous system and the brain’s microglial cells that are part of our immune system cells.

he FDA and EPA recommend that women who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children:1, 2

  • Do not eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish, because these all contain high levels of mercury.
  • Eat up to 12 oz (340 g) a week (two average meals) of a variety of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury.
    • Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish.
    • Another commonly eaten fish, albacore (“white”) tuna, has more mercury than canned light tuna. So when choosing your two meals of fish and shellfish, you may eat up to 6 oz (170 g) a week (one average meal) of albacore tuna.

Check local advisories about the safety of fish caught by family and friends in your local lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. If no advice is available, eat up to 6 oz (170 g) a week (one average meal) of fish caught from local waters, but don’t eat any other fish during that week. Should these warning become a stimulus to clean up our environmental act, before it cleans us up permanently?

In an ironic karmic twist of fate for those peoples who are so diligently fighting for the right to continue to kill these endangered fish and animals, the Japanese and the indigenous people in Alaska and Canada have the highest mercury levels of Mercury toxins in their brain and body tissues. Japanese who consume the whale and dolphins caught by their own fishermen are contributing to the excessive levels of contamination of every person that eats that meat. Research proves that mercury is a DEADLY KILLER.

It can cause birth defects and learning disabilities and has been implicated in adult dementia,  alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.   Pregnant women eating Mercury laden fatty meats are playing Russian roulette with the health of their unborn. The Inuit children and other Aboriginal children with high mercury levels have far greater risk of developing motor problems.

So what is the reason Japanese, Icelandic, Inuits and Norwegian fishermen continue harvesting whales, dolphin and ringed seal? Some have obvious profit, but some may have few alternatives where they live.

What will happen to the generations of talented young people being cut short of their potential, by their elders continuing to wipe out these endangered and threaten and toxic species.

I ask you who by these blind practices is really endangering the healthy survival of their species the most?

We can clean up this mess.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of http://bit.ly/cDBiGB

Excerpts courtesy of http://www.the-scientist.com/againstHg

Image courtesy of polar bear  of Nature’s Crusaders library

Chart courtesy of http://www.the-scientist.com/againstHg

Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/9pHnhD

Image courtesy of   http://bit.ly/9pHnhD

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