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Got Mercury ?

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Nakawe Project and Turtle Island Restoration Network have joined up to spread awareness in MEXICO about mercury contamination the health risks associated with it. Our #GotMercury campaign works to spread awareness through social media and in communities in Mexico. By increasing awareness, we hope to reduce exposure to mercury. STOP EATING SHARK MEAT nakaweproject.org & seaturtles.org #WeDontEatMercury #ProtectYourself #MercuryContamination#GameOverFishing #PlayItRight

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The Symptoms- Minamata disease

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The Symptoms   Minamata disease (Japanese: 水俣病? Hepburn: Minamata-byō), sometimes referred to as Chisso-Minamata disease (チッソ水俣病? Chisso-Minamata-byō), is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. Symptoms include ataxia, numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, loss of peripheral vision, and damage to hearing and speech. In extreme…

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Mercury contamination

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Mercury contamination is an important issue in today’s world. Because of historic and current mercury pollution in our oceans, some aquatic species may have mercury levels that are detrimental to humans when consumed. Turtle Island Restoration Network & Nakawe Project‘s mission is to test the mercury levels in the shark meat sold…

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Minamata Disease, Where Do We Fit In?

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Minamata Disease, Where Do We Fit In?   Minamata disease was named after the town in Japan where the debilitating disease was first discovered. Origins were traced after methyl mercury was deliberately dumped into the sea as a byproduct of acetaldehyde production wherein mercury was used as a catalyst. The…

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Mercury in Cosmetics

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Mercury in Cosmetics There is still great controversy in the use of Squalene in the manufacture of many popular cosmetics, vitamin supplements and creams. That in itself is highly detrimental to our current shark population worldwide. If you think that wasnt enough, popular cosmetic brands used mercury in the form…

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MERCURY IN FISH

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Each time an animal eats another animal, MeHg is transferred and stored in their bodies. By the time the MeHg makes it to the top of the food chain it is highly concentrated. Therefore, by ingesting animals at the top of the aquatic food chain (sharks, tuna, swordfish, etc.), you…

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The Dangers In Consuming Fish

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GOT MERCURY CAMPAIGN Fish and shellfish have a natural tendency to concentrate mercury in their flesh, often in the highly toxic organic compound form known as  methylmercury. Species of fish that are high on the food chain (Apex Predators), such as,   1. Shark, 2. Swordfish, 3. King mackerel, 4….

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