Report: Some Minn. babies born with high mercury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new report says one in 10 babies along Minnesota's border with Lake Superior is born with unhealthy levels of mercury.
Researchers also found the Minnesota infants were more likely to have unhealthy mercury levels in their blood than their counterparts in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Health officials say that's probably because their mothers ate more fish, the primary source of mercury in people.
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