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Study: Industrial sea fishing is exposing more people to excessively high levels of mercury

Industrial fishing is helping bring more toxic mercury to the table, according to research from Université de Montréal published in Scientific Reports. This means that populations from several countries consume way more mercury than what is considered safe and are at a higher risk of suffering the complications.  The study used data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to determine how much mercury is being consumed by people in 175 countries and to determine who among these are at most risk. Read more...

 

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