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How can we, as consumers and citizens, protect ourselves?
  • Ask your doctor for a heavy-metal test of your blood, urine or hair, and if you test positive, follow the protocol for doctor-supervised detox.
  • To calculate your own acceptable level of mercury consumption, which varies by weight, go to gotmercury.org.
  • Print the guide from Physicians for Social Responsibility to help you make smart choices when ordering or buying fish, or go to the organization's website: www.mercuryaction.org. PDF Print your guide now. 
  • Participate in the Greenpeace/University of North Carolina study by ordering a mercury test kit for $25 at usa.greenpeace.org/mercury.
  • Join the Natural Resources Defense Council (nrdc.org), Waterkeeper Alliance (waterkeeper.org), or other watchdog organizations to stay informed of legislation, mercury pollution, and actions you can take.
  • Call or e-mail your senators (www.senate.gov) and representatives (www.house.gov/writerep), and tell them you don't want mercury in your fish or in your body. Urge them to support legislation that would reduce the mercury emissions from power plants and chemical factories in order to lower the levels in fish.
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  • Participate in the Greenpeace/University of North Carolina study by ordering a mercury test kit for $25 at usa.greenpeace.org/mercury.
  • Join the Natural Resources Defense Council (nrdc.org), Waterkeeper Alliance (waterkeeper.org), or other watchdog organizations to stay informed of legislation, mercury pollution, and actions you can take.
  • Call or e-mail your senators (www.senate.gov) and representatives (www.house.gov/writerep), and tell them you don't want mercury in your fish or in your body. Urge them to support legislation that would reduce the mercury emissions from power plants and chemical factories in order to lower the levels in fish.

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