500% Increase In Arsenic In Mauritian Fish As Oil Spill Ship’s Final Destination Still A Mystery

As the forward part of the Japanese Oil Spill Ship was towed across the Indian Ocean in a Southeasterly direction, the local Mauritian media was reporting on Friday 21, that levels of arsenic found in coastal fish caught close to the Wakashio wreck had significantly increased.

According to the World Health Organization, Arsenic exists as a natural component of the Earth and is harmless to humans in small doses. Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic, mainly through drinking-water and food, can lead to chronic arsenic poisoning and other more serious complications.

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