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Fish and seafood can be a source of mercury Mercury levels in Southwest Colorado under scrutiny
Date: 2009-07-16 19:26:48
The increasing levels of mercury in the environment, especially in edible fish and seafood, has been a growing concern of health officials in the U.S. and around the globe. Mercury is toxic to humans, and can affect the nervous system of adults, children and may be extremely dangerous to pregnant women. Some of the effects of high mercury exposure can include delirium, hallucinations and tremors.... Full Story

Pesticides can linger in the body Pesticide level in blood linked to Parkinson's disease
Date: 2009-07-14 21:40:03
The fear of pesticides in the food and water supply has been one of the factors driving the growth of bottled water and organic food. Ever since DDT was banned years ago due to its potential environmental risks, scientists have studied with concern if rising levels of pesticides in the body might have serious health consequences.... Full Story

More evidence raises questions about bisphenol A Study shows more possible effects on fertility for bisphenol A
Date: 2009-07-13 21:28:20
A new study from the University of Illinois has found that bisphenol A, a widely used chemical in plastics that has come under fire for possible adverse health effects, may reduce fertility by interfering in their ability to produce progesterone.... Full Story

Congressional law requires storage Federal government deciding where to store toxic mercury
Date: 2009-07-10 22:26:54
The Department of Energy of the U.S. is considering seven sites to create a long term storage center for elemental mercury, according to a report in the Federal Register last week.... Full Story

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