February 02, 2008
More on Dangerous Levels of Mercury in Sushi
Do you love sushi as much as I do? I've been warned like many of us have from time to time no doubt, about the mercury levels in tuna and salmon. Then we forget about it for awhile until there's another article about how much trouble we're in if we continue to partake, like last week's New York Times.
According to the piece, "recent lab tests found so much mercury in tuna sushi from 20 Manhattan stores and restaurants that at most of them, a regular diet of six pieces a week would exceed the levels considered acceptable by the Environmental Protection Agency."
Source: Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute
It continues to report that the F.D.A. has rarely, if ever, taken any tuna off the market. "The highest mercury concentration, 1.4 parts per million, was found in tuna from Blue Ribbon Sushi. The lowest, 0.10, was bought at Fairway." Check out the chart, read the quotes and data.
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