Species high in the food chain, such as swordfish, king mackerel, albacore tuna, shark and tilefish, contain higher concentrations of mercury. ...
Exposure to methylmercury now constitutes a public health problem in most regions of the world and concentrations are now being found in a number of fish-eating wildlife species in remote areas, according to the Madison Declaration on Mercury Pollution published today in a special issue of Ambio, the journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Levels from developing countries over the past three decades have offset a fall from developed nations, meriting a worldwide alert about the dangers, say scientists.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
CAREFUL WITH THE FISH
A new study out Friday says risks from eating mercury-contaminated fish are realm and "children and women of childbearing age should take particular care." The Telegraph reports:
Consider yourself alerted.