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Mercury Contamination

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Mercury Contamination
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Overall Mercury Contamination is of higher concern in food.

The overall ingredient concern is determined by using a weight of evidence evaluation of the known safety or hazards. In calculating an overall ingredient score multiple findings of low concern may lead to an overall moderate concern rating, or multiple moderate concerns may lead to a high concern rating. For more details read EWG's ingredient concern methodology.

Specific concerns for Mercury Contamination

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Level of Concern in Food
 
Source
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
 
higher
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
May damage the unborn child.
 
higher
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
EPA's review of industry submitted toxicity data and the potential for human exposure concludes that this substance poses a high risk for human health.
 
moderate
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA Hazard-Based Prioritizations - Risks
 

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