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Mercury In Fish Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Attacks

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Mercury In Fish Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Attacks

Researchers have been analyzing human toenails to determine the effects of eating fish contaminated with mercury, and they have found that the mercury in fish does not increase your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Yay!

The reason they looked at people’s toenails is because past studies have relied on asking people what they ate — which is unreliable. Studying their toenails gave scientists more accurate results.

"The average person should eat fish as part of a healthy diet [and not worry about ill heart effects],” said Harvard School of Public Health cardiologist Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian.

This is awesome news! Fish is a great source of protein and healthy fat. As long as you don’t overdo it — eat away!

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Mercury Accident Causes Scare In Baltimore

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Mercury Accident Causes Scare In Baltimore

20 students and three teachers are being examined after an incident with mercury during school.

Apparently a thermometer broke and was handled by numerous students. The affected students and staff have been isolated and experts are handling the situation.

Scary!

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FDA Investigates Mercury Cavity Fillings

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Ugh, why?!

How did anyone ever think that putting mercury (a POISONOUS element) in your mouth would be a good idea? We are told from a very young age not to play with mercury because it's POISONOUS!!!

Dumb. So dumb.

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