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Mercury Poisoning

'The Cove''s Dolphin Slaughter Town, Taiji, Japan, Logs Dangerous Mercury Levels In Residents

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAIJI, Japan — Residents of the dolphin-hunting village depicted in Oscar documentary "The Cove" have dangerously high mercury levels, likely be...

The Cove Opens in Tokyo With Clash From Protesters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Bassett

After several months of delays and protests by nationalist groups, the long-awaited release of the Oscar award winning film, 'The Cove,' premiered in six sold out cinemas across the Japanese capital on Saturday.

Sushi Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you are new to sushi, you may find yourself quickly overwhelmed. A seemingly endless array of fish, rice, seaweed, and various accompaniments, ofte...

Toxic or Not, Commercial Whaling Is Back on the Table

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Christian Hall

The only global organization to ever control whaling may be on the rocks. An IWC collapse would dissolve a 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling, leaving Japan and other whalers to hunt freely.

Mercury Pollution From Many Power Plants Rose, Despite Widely-Available Pollution Controls

McClatchy | Renee Schoof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Many of America's coal-fired power plants lack widely available pollution controls for the highly toxic metal mercury, and mercury emiss...

It's About More Than Just Dolphins

Fisher Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fisher Stevens

The Cove is about so much more then the senseless and horrific act of slaughtering dolphins.

Mercury: How To Get This Lethal Poison Out Of Your Body

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

There's no doubt about it, mercury is the most alarming, disease-causing source of environmental toxicity that I see daily in my practice.

Surplus Side Effects: Toxic Food Systems in Japan and America

Rob Smart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Smart

The big question on my mind is how man rationalizes poisoning other men with the food they grow, harvest, and hunt?

The Hidden Costs and Benefits of Things We Take for Granted: A Response to Raj Patel

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Kudos to Patel for surfacing the hidden costs of many things we take for granted, but let's make sure coal takes its rightful place at the center of that conversation.

Can Grass Roots Organizations Take On a Corporate Giant?

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Yuna Shin

New Hanover County has become the battleground for a war between Titan America, which wants to operate a major cement plant in the area, and local citizens' groups who are opposed to the plant.

Mehmet Oz On Morning Joe (VIDEO): The Poisons In Our Food

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, appeared on Morning Joe to discuss the safety of our food supply. He focused on toxins that commonly contaminate o...

A Decade Of Questioning Harm And The Autism-Vaccine Connection

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

For over a decade, I've relentlessly searched for answers to the connections I believe exist between my son's autism and vaccines he received.

Thimerosol in Flu Vaccines? America's Mercury Habit is Nothing New

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Christian Hall

By some views, it's just as possible that sunscreen -- and sun avoidance -- is causing far more harm than mercury ever did.

Jeremy Piven Cured Of Mercury Poisoning, Eating Fish Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Now that Jeremy Piven's legal war with 'Speed the Plow' producer David Mamet is over (a judge ruled in August that Piven did not break his contract wh...

EPA Throws Up Hands As Murcury Puts 100,000 People At Risk In California

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW IDRIA, Calif. — Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, ...

Jeremy Piven Latest Fish Story: I Could Have Had A Heart Attack! (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Almost nine months later, Jeremy Piven is still explaining his departure from Broadway's Speed-the-Plow following a bout of mercury poison coupled wit...

The Mercury Mischief: As Obama Warns of Hazards, The FDA Approves Mercury Dental Fillings

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Brown

If we are going to have "smarter medicine" that really keeps people well, we need to get politics out of medicine. We need a government agency that explores and funds solid research independently of lobbies.

Jeremy Piven: I Haven't Had Fish In 11 Months, I Feel Like A Different Person

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Longtime mercury poisoning sufferer and alarmist Jeremy Piven is answering questions from his fans all around the world! In the new issue of TIME, Pi...

Federal Study Shows Mercury In Fish Widespread, Inescapable

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — No fish can escape mercury pollution. That's the take-home message from a federal study of mercury contamination released Wednesday...

The Politics of Mercury and Your Teeth

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The recent FDA ruling that mercury used in dental amalgam fillings is not at a level high enough to cause harm in patients was the next volley in what is an ongoing discussion about the safety of mercury.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Flipper Agonists: Louie Psihoyos on The Cove

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In Taiji, Japan, dolphins are herded into an isolated cove. The best get sold to sea parks and aquariums, the rest are killed for their meat. The Cove exposes the atrocity to the world.

Eating Fish, Eating What?

Trey Borzillieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trey Borzillieri

The average consumer is so uninformed about fish that looking through the glass case and pointing is like hitting a button on a vending machine with signage in a foreign language.

Obama Must Live Up to Campaign Pledge on Vieques Cleanup

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

President Obama should instruct all relevant federal agencies to live up to his stated commitment to address the health crisis in Vieques immediately, pursue an "environmentally acceptable" clean-up for Vieques, and work toward a fair and complete resolution to the ongoing litigation.

Jeremy Piven: I Haven't Eaten Fish In 10 Months | Nicholas White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hold the fish for Jeremy Piven. "I haven't had a piece of fish since the doctor told me to lower my blood mercury level," the Entourage Emmy winner...

Tuna And Mercury: What's Best For You Is Best For The Planet

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Polar bears are cute, cuddly, and everyone is sad that they might run out of ice and become extinct like the pathetic animated bear in An Inconvenient...