BBC i-Wonder Mercury in Fish

The BBC

BBC i-Wonder Mercury in Fish

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The BBC is an iconic British institution and one of the world’s most respected broadcasters, spanning television, radio, film and the internet. Renowned for its public service ethic, ‘Aunty Beeb’ is a fundamental part of the cultural fabric of Britain.

The film

Much of the mercury in our bodies comes from eating fish – but how does it get there in the first place? This film shows how human activity increases the amount of mercury in the environment and how that mercury is then passed into the food chain. We see the role biomagnification plays in concentrating the mercury in certain fish, and why you might want to think twice before ordering that swordfish steak! 

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