Many discussion and research endeavors have focused on subsistence fishermen and their families, but limited resources have been directed at other ways of “living off-of the land”. Few know that there are a considerable number of people that live in the southern region of the United States that rely upon alligator meat as a primary source of protein in their diet. Brooks Applied Labs is funding a research endeavor characterizing the molecular forms of mercury in alligator meat to ascertain the toxicological risk for an underrepresented population. This is one of the largest scientific studies focused on metals contamination in alligators known to date. To learn about our findings as well as how partnering with Brooks Applied Labs can help ensure the success of your project, please contact us today!