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Mercury is a big health hazard. I have recently posted on airborne mercury-containing nanoparticles. This article by Ed Yong is a good reminder that marine organisms we consume are still the main source of mercury. Released by coal-burning power plants and other industries, mercury—a toxic metal—circulates in the atmosphere, enters the ocean, worms up the food web and, via the seafood we eat, ends up in our bodies. For decades mercury in seafood has been […]