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Mercury, PCBs Widespread in Sport Fish Along California’s Urban Coastline, Survey Finds

Tuesday 31 May 2011

‘Traces of mercury and PCBs are widespread in sport fish in California’s urban coastal waters, a survey released last week by the state water board found.

But 19% of the urban coastline sampled by researchers harbored fish with mercury in such high concentrations that they shouldn’t be eaten by young women and children. Fourteen percent of locations had similarly elevated levels of PCBs.’

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