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Mercury

This video from Dartmouth University [exit DNR] explains how mercury enters the seafood we eat, why eating low-mercury fish is important for good health and the need to keep mercury out of the environment.

Find
advice for eating fish from Wisconsin waters.
Learn
how to report hazardous substance spills.

Mercury is a hazardous material that causes serious environmental and human health problems. Although it is found naturally, it is most often released from man-made products like thermometers and fluorescent lights, or produced as a by-product of energy production. Mercury is a bio-accumulative pollutant, which means that it does not break down over time and accumulates in animal tissues.

Report all mercury spills immediately by calling the 24-hour, toll free hotline at 1-800-943-0003.


Last revised: Friday March 31 2017