Rude Health: Mercury warning for mums-to-be

A report published last week found that 95 per cent of women of childbearing age had detectable levels of mercury in their bodies, which was traced in their hair.

20th January, 2007

A report published last week found that 95 per cent of women of childbearing age had detectable levels of mercury in their bodies, which was traced in their hair.

The report, titled ‘Halting the child brain drain: why we need to tackle global mercury contamination’, describes the effects that such exposure can have on an unborn child, and what should be done to reduce exposure to mercury.

The report is based on the results...

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