‘Report suggests songbirds, bats at risk of mercury poisoning’

The mercury-is-the-new-DDT scare reaches the Bangor Daily News.

The BDN reports,

Researchers examining the effects of mercury on wildlife found elevated levels of the neurotoxin in songbirds and bats from Maine to Virginia, prompting the study’s authors to call for more monitoring and stronger conservation measures.

Researchers with the BioDiversity Research Institute, based in Gorham, and The Nature Conservancy compiled blood tests from nearly 1,900 birds and 800 bats collected over the past decade in the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast…

We covered this developing junk science-fueled scare yesterday in “Enviros try to make mercury the new DDT with bird claims.”

Read the entire BDN report.

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