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Seafood Mercury Database

A database of mercury levels in U.S. commercial fish was created by aggregating available data from government monitoring programs and the scientific literature.1 We intend to maintain this database periodically to capture new available data.

  • A summary of the data published in 2012  is available here.
  • The raw data in Excel from which the 2012 summary was prepared is accessible via this link.


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1The 2012 database was published as supplemental material in:

Karimi, R. et al., 2012. "A Quantitative Synthesis of Mercury in Commercial Seafood and Implications for Exposure in the United States", Environmental Health Perspectives, 120, 11, 1512-1519.