The Islands and The Whales: Mercury

Clip: Season 30 Episode 16 | 2m 13s

As he is examining a young local man (who participates in the grind) Dr. Pál Weihe, Head of the Faroe Islands Department of Public Health, explains that the mercury in the food chain comes largely from electricity used by people and places far from the Islands. He also discusses why it's hard to persuade people that they must stop eating whale.

Aired: 10/09/17

Rating: NR

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