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Volume 92 Issue 17 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 28, 2014

Mercury Found In Fish Living In Pristine Lakes

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: mercury, national parks, water, fish

Federal researchers have found mercury in all fish tested from remote lakes and streams in 21 national parks in 10 western states, but the mercury levels in most of the fish were below the threshold for potential health effects in fish, birds, and humans. The study was conducted by the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey from 2008 to 2012. More . . .

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