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Widespread unsafe levels of mercury in people and fish

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Undated (WXOW) - A new study finds widespread, unsafe levels of mercury in people and fish.

Research by the Biodiversity Research Institute found more than 82-percent of human hair samples from eight countries exceeded typically safe levels of mercury by the EPA.

Generally, it found people and marine ecosystems across the world are contaminated with mercury, and levels in people and fish regularly exceed safe levels.

The report is part of the study in collaboration with anti-toxins group IPEN.

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