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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:52 am 
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Alarming levels of toxic mercury have been found in fish in the Indian state of West Bengal, experts say.

They say that popular varieties of fish used for human consumption are contaminated both in the water and when on sale in the markets.

The findings were made by two Indian non-governmental organisations who carried out research across the state.

The state government has yet to respond to the findings, but it has blamed heavy industry for the contamination. ............................ to read more please use the above link.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:42 pm 

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Haven't heard of any such stuff in the market nor have there been any reports of people getting sick.. Most of the fish in Bengal come from fisheries, however there are still some fish that come from the mouth of the Hooghly at the Bay of Bengal and since these toxin levels in these waters are not regulated or controlled, there are possibilities that the reports of contamination could be true..

Will check up on this.. thanks for the updates..

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