High mercury levels found in fish and people

Study: majority of fish contaminated with mercury

We always hear that fish is a healthy option, but it may not be as good for you as experts thought.  A new study finds widespread, unsafe levels of mercury in fish.

Research by the Biodiversity Research Institute found more than 82% of human hair samples from eight countries exceeded typically safe levels of mercury by the Environmental Protection Agency.  It found people and marine ecosystems across the world are contaminated with mercury -- and levels in people and fish regularly exceed what is considered safe.  
 
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