30 Apr '11, 12am

A Scary haircut for the environment

A Scary haircut for the environment

Well, yes and no. Certainly, this campaign draws attention to the fact that a lot of seafood contains alarming amounts of mercury. But what Sierra Club’s pointing out with this campaign is that the mercury in the seafood comes from a human-made source — coal plants. That’s right — Coal-fired power plants put tons of mercury pollution into the air each year — which inevitably gets into our waterways when it rains. Once in the water, mercury gets turned into a very toxic form — methylmercury — by aquatic organisms. Fish then eat up this mercury — then in turn get eaten up by us.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/blogs/a-s...

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