High levels of mercury found in fish jerky

Dangerous levels of mercury have been discovered in fish jerky sold in Hawai‘i stores, according to a study published last week in the Journal of Environmental Health.

The study found that mercury levels in marlin jerky were five to 28 times federal recommended limits. Such levels are believed to pose a particular danger for brain development in fetuses and young children. High mercury levels have also been tied to memory and vision loss and heart disease.

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