NNV says it bases its warning on public health studies in Sweden, the USA and Greenland. "We know that most of these toxins come from identified sources along our coast", said the group's Tom Erik Økland. "NNV demands that the minister of environment and the government start work immediately on cleaning up polluted fjords and harbours."
The group's warning has coincided with reports that government health authorities are conducting one of their biggest studies of dietary habits. The Norwegian Food Control Authority (SNT) confirms that 10,000 questionnaires have been circulated with a view to testing blood, urine and hair samples and correlating test results with consumption of seafood and game.
Please enter your details
Not a subscriber?
Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.