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Why does biomagnification of mercury occur more in large fish?

I love tuna so this question has been bugging me senselessly. I am aware that larger fish tend to have more mercury concentration in their flesh than their prey, however, I don't understand how this ...
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Mercury intoxication in cats

I was not sure if this question is more appropriated to be here or in Pets Exchange. I'm posting here first. I accidentally broke a thermometer in my bedroom and, by my lack of attention, have spread ...
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How can the organic mercury compound Thiomersal be not dangerously toxic?

My intuition tells me that organic mercury compounds are absolutely toxic. Unimaginably, fundamentally, extremely and uncompromisingly toxic. I know that is not true for all doses. Thiomersal is the ...
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