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Shark fins in Hong Kong & China contain high mercury levels



Our Ph.D. candidate Laura Garcia Barcia discovered that mercury levels in shark fins being sold in Hong Kong and China are dangerously high. Consumption of shark fins from this region poses a significant health concern.


“The results were astonishing,” Garcia Barcia said. “The mercury levels are super high and, on average, 6 to 10 times higher than what a safe level of mercury would be considered in Hong Kong.”


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