Deaths-head Jester

[The Project]
[The ApocaDocs]
[Equal Share]
The Six Scenarios:
[Species Collapse]
[Infectious Disease]
[Climate Chaos]
[Resource Depletion]
[Biology Breach]


It's weekly, funny, and free!


More than 5,600 stories!

A great gift
for crisis deniers!

The ApocaDocs have a Book!
Humoring the Horror of the
Converging Emergencies
94 color pages
$24.99 now $15!
Or read FREE online!


Ping this story
in social media:

Posted Sat May 2 2009: from Environmental Health News:
Big increase in ocean mercury found; study predicts more human threat from fish
Mercury levels in the Pacific Ocean will rise by 50 percent within the next few decades as emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources increase, scientists reported Friday. The researchers, led by scientists from Harvard University and the U.S. Geological Survey, found that the ocean's mercury levels have already risen about 30 percent over the last 20 years. Combined, the findings mean the Pacific Ocean will be twice as contaminated with mercury in 2050 as it was in 1995 if the emission rates continue. As a result, people around the globe will be increasingly exposed to mercury from eating fish and other seafood. Methylmercury, a neurotoxin, can alter brain development of fetuses and has been linked with learning problems and reduced IQs in some children.
[Read more stories about: contamination, coal issues, heavy metals, toxic water]

No reader quips yet -- be the first!

Got a PaniQuip?

Your Quip (limit 140 characters, no links, just wit):

First name:

The text shown in the Web image to the right:

We reserve the right to reuse, remove, or refuse any entry.

'Doc Michael says:
The stupider these kids, the less chance they'll figure out we're to blame for ruining their earth.

More stories:
  • Seeking to Save the Planet, With a Thesaurus
  • Tests of women leaders show how toxins turn up in Americans' blood
  • ( Big increase in ocean mercury found; study predicts more human threat from fish)
  • Pig owners outraged over Egypt's decision to slaughter all beasts
  • Thou shall not ... kill the planet

  • Want to explore more?
    Try the PaniCloud!
    Copyright 2010 The