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International team shows mercury concentrations in fish respond quickly to increased deposition
Date:9/22/2007

aryland MEES participating faculty. Harris went on to say The study shows the clear benefits of regulating mercury emissions, and the near-term effectiveness of emission reductions.

Mercury levels in the environment have increased several-fold on a global scale since pre-industrial times due to emissions from coal-fired power plants, metal smelting, and other sources. Mercury is persistent in the environment, and toxic to humans and wildlife. There are currently thousands of advisories against eating fish from lakes in both Canada and the United States.


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