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Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury


August 18, 2014

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New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant. Fishery stock "substitutions"--which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin--are the most dangerous mislabeling offense, according to new research by University of Hawaii at Manoa scientists.Full Story

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