Mercury levels and its effects in Humans

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Mercury levels in Different Sizes of Fish By Jay Naab Introduction Many chemicals and elements, if placed in a nation’s water supply, can be very dangerous. The threat is so real that, In the United States, the EPA (environmental protection agency) has placed MCLs, or maximum contaminant levels for many of these contaminants. One of these threatening elements is Mercury, which has an MCL of 2 parts per billion. As inhabitants of this water, I believe that the mercury is found in fish and other sea life that are eaten by the public, and these levels vary from fish to fish. I hypothesize that as the size of the fish increases, the level of mercury in the fish will also increase. The independent variable in this test is the size of the fish and the dependent variable is the level of mercury within the fish. This is a very important test to perform because it will allow people to see the dangers that lie in the fish they eat, rather than in the water itself. Procedure
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course ISP 203L taught by Professor Ngsala during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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