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What is the mass, in milligrams, of mercury in 1.00 kg lake trout that just meets the Northern American standard of 0.50 ppm Hg?

What mass of fish, at the 0.50-ppm level, would you have to eat to ingest a total of 100 mg of mercury?

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Here ppm refers to part per million or in terms of mass 1ppm = 1 mg per 1 kg.

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The solution provides calculations and explanations for the problem. The mass of mercury for the Northern American standard Hg are determined.

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