Diagnosis Mercury

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Diagnosis Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison is a 2008 book by Jane Hightower. The book explains that mercury is a poison and that the majority of mercury in the environment comes from coal-fired power plants. But the book is mainly concerned with human exposure from the eating of large predatory fish such as swordfish, shark, king mackerel, large tuna, etc.[1] The book also discusses industrial mercury poisonings, such as those in Minamata, Japan, in the 1950s and Ontario, Canada, in the 1970s.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Jane Hightower (2008). Diagnosis Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison. Island Press. p. 250. ISBN 978-1-59726-450-1. OCLC 318428214. 
  2. ^ Review: Diagnosis: Mercury by Jane Hightower
  3. ^ Diagnosis Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison by Jane M. Hightower

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