methylmercury

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    Popular brands of infant rice cereal could be causing developmental and learning problems because of the amount of methylmercury in the products.

    Small children could be ingesting up to 0.12 micrograms per kilogram of body weight, so an average one-year-old who weighs 11 kilograms (24 pounds) could be eating 1.32 micrograms of the lethal substance every day.