Health Alert: Mercury Air Pollution = Mercury in Ocean Fish.

Health Alert: Mercury Air Pollution = Mercury in Ocean Fish.

Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment report that the increasing amounts of mercury measured in ocean fish may be the result of rising mercury levels in the atmosphere. After analyzing past data, investigators found that mercury concentration in ocean fish is rising lockstep with increasing mercury emissions into the air. Assistant researcher Dr. Paul Drevnick warns, “More stringent policies are needed to reduce releases of mercury into the atmosphere. If current deposition rates are maintained, North Pacific waters will double in mercury by 2050.”

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, February 2015

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