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2014-06-10 12:32:09

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, FDA and EPA issued draft updated advice on fish consumption. While the draft is improved in several ways, the Mercury Policy Project was most disappointed with the agencies failure to require labeling and address exposure risks from American's consumption of canned tuna. "Over one-third of American's exposure to methlymercury is from tuna, because tuna are higher mercury fish and Americans consume so much," said Michael...

Canned Tuna
2012-09-20 05:19:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A band of consumer groups recently joined together to urge the USDA to remove tuna from school lunch menus following a study that found that canned tuna in lunchrooms had high levels of mercury. In an article by WebMD, the non-profit Mercury Policy Project (MPP) recommended that children “should never eat albacore tuna,” young children should only eat tuna once a month, and older kids can eat tuna twice a month....

2011-10-11 20:32:37

New scientific research has important policy implications The scope and intensity of mercury pollution in the Great Lakes region is much greater than previously reported, but additional mercury controls should bring needed improvement, according to a new summary of scientific research on the subject. Despite general declines in mercury levels in the Great Lakes region over the past four decades, mercury concentrations still exceed human and ecological risk thresholds, especially in...

2010-12-08 17:19:00

In the news release, Consumer Reports: New Tests Reinforce Concerns About Mercury In Tuna, issued 07-Dec-2010 by Consumer Reports over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the 3rd paragraph needed to be revised to clarify Consumer Reports' recommendations for how much tuna a child should eat. The complete, revised release follows: Consumer Reports: New Tests Reinforce Concerns About Mercury In Tuna Younger Women and Children Should Limit How Much Tuna They Eat; Pregnant...

2010-12-07 05:42:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports' latest tests of 42 samples from cans and pouches of tuna bought primarily in the New York metropolitan area and online confirm that white (albacore) tuna usually contains far more mercury than light tuna. Canned tuna, Americans' favorite fish, is the most common source of mercury in our diet. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say that women of childbearing age and young...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is publicly challenging Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show, to correct a number of errors and distortions that he made concerning fish, nutrition and mercury on a recent episode of his show. Earlier this year, NFI sent several letters to Dr. Oz pointing out, among others, the following errors contained in a program that was televised nationally on January 26, 2010 and is scheduled to be re-run nationwide later...

2010-04-21 09:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study ranking exposure risks from methylmercury finds that tuna accounts for over one third of total mercury exposure from seafood consumption in the United States. These key findings were published in a peer-reviewed paper by Dr. Edward Groth III, "Ranking the contributions of commercial fish and shellfish varieties to mercury exposure in the United States: Implications for risk communication," and appearing in the April 2010 issue of...

2009-11-03 09:49:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent nationwide consumer survey reported that Americans are paying closer attention to food safety and quality claims when purchasing food with mercury in seafood ranking as the top concern. The report was published by Context Marketing and conducted by MRops, Inc. Sixty-one percent of respondents cited mercury in seafood as their top food safety issue above pesticides (60 percent); and artificial hormones (58 percent). Concern for overall food...

2009-10-05 15:30:22

U.S. scientists say they've found how bacteria convert methylmercury into a less-toxic form, allowing the bacteria to survive in mercury-rich environments. The discovery by scientists at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory may provide a solution for some mercury pollution in waterways, where fish and shellfish tend to act as sponges for the heavy metal. Mercury pollution is a significant environmental problem, said Professor Jeremy Smith, lead author of the...


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