Mercury in All Fish

September 6, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Mercury is not just in some fish, according to an in-depth study by the U.S. Geological Survey—it’s in all the fish the agency tested. In a first-of-its-kind study, the agency tested fish from 300 streams across the U.S. from 1998 to 2005. Every one of the more than a thousand fish collected, including bass, trout and catfish, contained mercury. A quarter of those tested had mercury levels surpassing the Environmental Protection Agency’s limit for safety.

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