“You could make a fairly tight argument to say that it is the single greatest health threat that has ever faced the human species. I suspect this will shorten lives, if it turns out that this is what’s going on”

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  1. Jez, do you have a link to the interview? There are now many reports of the interview. Here is a link to the Washington Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/24/AR2010062403602.html

    The interview appears to have followed the release of a report, “The Voyage of the Odyssey Report” from Payne’s foundation, Ocean Alliance.

    The executive summary of the report is available at
    http://www.oceanalliance.org/voyage_report.htm but the full report doesn’t seem to be on the website.

    The version of the report presented to the IWC meeting does not seem to be on its website at http://www.iwcoffice.org/_documents/commission/IWC62docs/iwc62docs.htm

    This looks like a very serious issue for whale conservation that clearly requires further research but to say that “You could make a fairly tight argument to say that it [contamination of the marine foodchain] is the single greatest health threat that has ever faced the human species” is hyperbole when you compare it to the recognised threats from climate change and ocean acidification.

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