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Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury
August 18, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the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
University of Hawaii at Manoa
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