The Mercury Menace

Number 22635
Subject Food
Source Chicago Tribune
State IL
Year 2005
Publication Date 12/11/2005; 12/13/2005
Summary The reporters investigated supermarkets throughout the Chicago area that routinely sell seafood highly contaminated with mercury, a toxic metal that can cause learning disabilities in children and neurological problems in adults. The Tribune commissioned mercury testing of random samples of fish from markets across Chicago.
Category Computer-Assisted Reporting
Pages 65
Keywords mercury;fish;seafood;toxic;food regulations;learning disabilities;FDA
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