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Half of fish examined in an Amazon river have unsafe ranges of mercury


At 4 places near the Yanomami Indigenous reserve in Brazil, many species of fish have been discovered to have mercury ranges thought of unsafe for consumption



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31 August 2022

Yanomami man standing in river holding fish

Fish is a significant a part of the food regimen for Yanomami individuals

Pulsar Imagens/Alamy

Mercury air pollution from unlawful mining within the Brazilian Amazon implies that many species of fish that individuals rely upon for meals within the northern state of Roraima at the moment are unsafe to eat.

The poisonous steel mercury is used to separate gold from sediment and an estimated 45 per cent of that utilized by unlawful miners within the Amazon is dumped in rivers.

To find out the well being danger this poses to native communities, Ana Claudia Santiago de Vasconcellos on the …

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