If great white sharks can’t escape heavy metals poisoning, where does that leave the rest of us? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

If great white sharks can’t escape heavy metals poisoning, where does that leave the rest of us?

The great white sharks in South African waters have been found to contain high levels of arsenic, lead, and mercury in their blood. While the sharks might shrug off the deadly effects of the heavy metals, the presence of the toxins suggest that their prey were badly contaminated – and humans also rely on some of those same food sources.

The sharks get away with significant concentrations of heavy metals in their bodies thanks to their supercharged healing factor. But other animals – including humans – will get sick and die if they get exposed to the same amounts of the cancer-causing toxins.

The alarming discovery came from researchers at the University of Miami (UM). They checked blood samples taken from great white sharks that prowled the coasts of South Africa.

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