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Utah Hunters Warned of Mercury in Duck

Friday, September 30, 2005
Just before hunting season opens in Utah, state officials are warning hunters not to eat two types of ducks that feed on Great Salt Lake marhes because tests on the animals show dangerous levels of mercury in their flesh. One of the seven species sampled had levels ranging from two to 39 times the EPA's safe level, which is the same for ducks as that used for fish.

The Salt Lake Tribune has more, and EWG's work on mercury in seafood is here.

 

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