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A new study adds to the list of potential health threats from global warming: Higher mercury levels in certain fish
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Small fish generally have only small amounts of mercury. But when larger predatory fish eat those smaller ones, mercury builds up in their fatty tissue.
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The new study, published in the journal Nature, also points to both overfishing and climate change.
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researchers found that between the 1970s and 2000s, human fishing practices altered mercury levels in Atlantic cod and spiny dogfish. Meanwhile, rising water temperatures caused mercury levels in Atlantic bluefin tuna to increase by an estimated 56%.
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Climbing levels in bluefin tuna
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