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Mercury, PCBs widespread in sport fish along California’s urban coastline, survey finds

Posted By admin On May 30, 2011 @ 7:01 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Tony Barboza,
Los Angeles Times [1]
May 30, 2011

Nineteen percent of the coastline sampled by the state water board harbored fish with mercury in such high concentrations that they shouldn’t be eaten by young women and children.

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.

The findings, [2] part of a two-year inquiry that is the largest statewide survey of contaminants in sport fish along the California coast, examined more than 2,000 fish from three dozen species gathered in 2009 from waters near Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

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[1] Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mercury-sportfish-20110529,0,1577611.story

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[6] 100 Percent of Fish in U.S. Streams Found Contaminated with Mercury: http://www.prisonplanet.com/100-percent-of-fish-in-u-s-streams-found-contaminated-with-mercury.html

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