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Continued: Minnesota's mercury concerns bring new test for newborns

  • Article by: REBECCA HARRINGTON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 12, 2014 - 9:56 PM

The project, Minnesota Family Environmental Exposure Tracking, or MN FEET, will cost $534,000 over the next two years.

Since many of the products contain toxic levels of mercury, the Health Department recommends disposing of them as household hazardous waste at an MPCA collection site.

Rebecca Harrington is a University of Minnesota student reporter on assignment for the Star Tribune.

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