In Mexico, 23,000 tons of shark meat are consumed annually.I n several species of shark, levels of toxic chemicals found to be 10 times higher than what’s considered safe. Mercury is a neurotoxin that can impact growth and development in humans. Organic mercury, or methylmercury, can also cross the blood-brain barrier and, therefore, is the most dangerous to pregnant women and young children. Prolonged exposure or build-up of mercury can also cause problems with cognition, muscle movement, and vision. Check out our websites to learn about mercury contamination in seafood and how you can protect yourself and your family: nakaweproject.org & seaturtles.org 

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