How Mercury Gets Into the Sea

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Mercury is a tasteless, colorless metal that can get into our bodies through eating different kinds of seafood.

Mercury vapors and emissions are also emitted by mining, burning fossil fuels, sewage treatment and industrial waste. As a result, they have turned into one of the most deadly environmental pollutants in the world. In fact, mercury gets into the ocean through fish meals, plankton, and other sea creatures and is carried by currents to many remote corners of the planet.

The rising tide of mercury in our bodies results to what scientists terms as “Mercury Cycling”. Mercury emissions may go unnoticed until one day you go swimming and suddenly realize your chest is filled with a funny-colored fluid. If you think it’s the end of it, think again! Because the mercury you’re experiencing right now could also be flowing with you right deep inside the sea.