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Utah Denies Request to Test Fish for Mercury
Utahns are at risk from eating locally caught fish. Mercury, a neurotoxin that causes developmental problems and brain and nervous damage, accumulates in animals as it moves up the food chain, and is particularly dangerous to babies in the womb, infants and children.
Read EWG's work on mercury and seafood.
Update from the San Francisco Chronicle: FDA shut down a California law last wek requiring mercury warnings on cans of tuna sold in the state, saying the warning labels would "conflict with federal law and mislead consumers."