How toxic is your shark fin soup? A new study found that much of the shark fin sold in Hong Kong contained levels of mercury that exceeded government limits. Photo: Shutterstock

Shark fin sold in Hong Kong contains dangerous levels of mercury, study finds

  • Samples randomly selected from 10 shops in Sheung Wan contained levels of toxic mercury on average six to 10 times higher than government limits
  • Prolonged exposure to mercury can lead to damage to the brain and central nervous system, and can interfere with fetal cognitive development
Topic |   Food and Drinks
How toxic is your shark fin soup? A new study found that much of the shark fin sold in Hong Kong contained levels of mercury that exceeded government limits. Photo: Shutterstock
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