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Harvard researchers collecting North coast hair samples

Nunatsiavut is working with the Harvard School of Public Health to study mercury levels in Lake Melville. The is concern mercury could be building up in the food chain, and while a certain degree of mercury is safe, ingesting it can be dangerous. Researchers are looking for some volunteers to interview about how much fish and seal meat they consume -- and they're also looking for hair samples. Labrador Morning's Bailey White spoke with Nunatsiavut's Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Darryl Shiwak, and Elsie Sunderland, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard.

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