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GA scientists test hair from across US

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia scientists are testing hair samples arriving from across the country in an effort to identify people who might have dangerous levels of a toxic metal in their bloodstream.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported that the testing is being done by the UGA Marine Extension Service station in Brunswick, which has experience in testing hair for mercury.

The San Francisco-based Sierra Club recently asked the scientists to help with the mass hair-testing effort.

Lisa Liguori, interim director of the UGA Marine Extension Service station, says workers there are "covered in hair." People have donated hair for testing during Sierra Club events from Chapel Hill, N.C., to Missoula, Mont.

The data will be used to map where people have the most mercury in their bodies and how often they eat seafood.

Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com

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