Mercury levels in pet food to be studied in new project

The research is being supported by crowdfunding.

After mercury was found in pet food in a 2016 research project at the University of Nevada, Reno, a new team is taking a closer look to quantify the concentration level of methylmercury, the toxic mercury compound that can have negative health impacts. Preliminary analyses of a few dog food samples showed methylmercury to be a significant percentage of the total mercury. Read more.

“Mercury Levels in Pet Food to Be Studied in New Project.”,, 20 July 2018,

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