EPA Releases Acid Rain Test Results

Photo by Luke Ma from Taipei via Wikimedia Commons

The Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration released its most recent acid rain test results, Apple Daily reported. The tests show that the average mercury concentration level in rainwater is too high, reaching between 8.1 and 15.1 nanograms per liter. The highest levels of mercury were recorded in Tainan, Taipei, and Zhongli, which were about 1.4 times higher than other parts of Taiwan, such as Yilan.

Sheu Guey-rong, associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, said that the greatest risk is from the mercury entering the food chain, most likely through fish. He said that people should consume larger fish, such as tuna, to reduce the risk from mercury.

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