Toxic Seafood Linked To Mercury Emissions: Study

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Armed with new evidence on how mercury emissions enter the food chain in the North Pacific Ocean, scientists for the U.S. Geological Survey have warned that unless emissions are reduced in Asia, mercury contamination will render seafood too hazardous to eat.

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Friday the release of a landmark study on how man-made mercury emissions are converted into a particularly toxic form of the metal that can reach dangerous concentrations in tuna and other seafood.

While scientists have long known how...
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