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Sierra Club tests mercury levels in hair listen

05/09/11 Nolan Ruark
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Mercury in seafood can cause birth defects. Today the Sierra Club gave Floridians a chance to see how much mercury they’ve taken in lately.

Mercury pollution in seafood is a major concern in Florida, which has a large fishing industry. So when the Sierra Club set up mercury testing at a hair salon in Carrolwood, many showed up to have a lock of their hair cut and tested for mercury. Erin Lennox sat down for a hair cut to look out for her health.

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Publix named worst place to buy seafood listen

06/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The environmental group Greenpeace has just released a report on its evaluations of the seafood departments at 20 leading U.S. supermarkets. The results are mostly failing, with Florida based stores performing extremely low.

Kash N Karry ranked 14th, Sweetbay 15th, and dead last at 20th was Publix.

Leading the charts were Whole Foods, with Sam’s Club in third place, Wal-Mart fourth, and SuperTarget fifth.

Mark Flogel, a researcher with Greenpeace.org, said the key statistics Greenp...

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