July 30, 2020

Study finds dangerous mercury levels in Amazon fish

Sao Paulo (AFP) – Nearly one-third of the fish in the Brazilian Amazon state of Amapa have such high levels of mercury caused by illegal mining that they are dangerous for human consumption, according to a new study.Scientists from the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Brazil office and three Brazilian research institutes found startling levels of mercury in more than 400 fish collected in five regions of Amapa, on the border with French Guyana.The research included fish from included river systems near environmentally protected areas.”The level surpassed safety limits in 77.6 percent of carnivorous…

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