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2009-05-03 12:51:51

A new landmark study published May 1 documents for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make their way into the North Pacific Ocean and as a result contaminate tuna and other seafood. Because much of the mercury that enters the North Pacific comes from the atmosphere, scientists have predicted an additional 50 percent increase in mercury in the Pacific by 2050 if mercury emission rates continue as...

2009-05-01 16:23:00

Researchers tested ocean water, did not measure mercury in any actual fish WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study about mercury in the Pacific Ocean is completely irrelevant to consumers who eat tuna and other marine fish, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) said today. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists, whose work was published today in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles, tested only ocean water, not fish. Despite the lack of any new data on...

2008-12-18 16:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent publicity of mercury poisoning in Broadway Actor Jeremy Piven from his regular consumption of sushi highlights the prevalence and magnitude of exposure risk associated with eating certain seafood, say advocates. In a report released earlier this week by Mercury Policy Project, reported case studies document a number of similar mercury poisonings experienced by people throughout the US. "Unfortunately, Piven's case is not that unusual,"...

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2008-12-13 14:15:54

The federal government has, for many years, recommended that pregnant women and young children limit their consumption of fish to avoid exposure to potentially harmful amounts of mercury. But there's now an ongoing debate between two top consumer protection agencies on whether that advice should be reconsidered to encourage all people to eat more fish, in order to promote healthy hearts. A new report from the Food and Drug Administration argues that the health benefits of eating fish outweigh...

2008-10-08 15:00:38

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jane Hightower -- widely acknowledged as the first US physician to recognize low-level mercury poisoning in patients who regularly consume certain types of fish -- today released new evidence showing that the FDA has failed to inform and protect the public from the risks of mercury poisoning due to consumption of certain types of seafood. Dr. Hightower has released a new book, Diagnosis: Mercury: Money, Politics, and Poison, which is widely available...

2008-08-26 03:00:31

By Report A plaintiff's failure to warn claim against a canned tuna producer isn't preempted by actions taken by the FDA, the 3rd Circuit has ruled. The plaintiff claimed that the company hadn't warned the public about dangerous levels of methylmercury in its Chicken of the Sea tuna, which allegedly caused the plaintiff to suffer serious health problems. The defendant filed a motion to dismiss. It argued that the plaintiff's claim was preempted by the FDA's actions, which included...

2006-03-06 17:43:34

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sushi is more popular than ever before but eating it "has become the new Russian roulette" in terms of safety, a group campaigning against mercury in fish said on Monday. Eli Saddler of gotmercury.org, a campaign of California-based Sea Turtle Restoration Project, went to six top sushi restaurants in Los Angeles to test mercury levels in the fish they serve. "The level of mercury in tuna these restaurants serve is so high they should be keeping this food off...

2005-12-31 13:19:01

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will investigate reports that some canned tuna sold in the United States may contain species with potentially dangerous levels of mercury, a top agency official told the Chicago Tribune in an article on Saturday. David Acheson, the FDA's chief medical officer, was quoted by the paper as saying his agency would review the possibility that some cans of "light tuna" contain yellowfin tuna, a potentially high-mercury species. "We...

2005-12-31 13:15:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will investigate reports that some canned tuna sold in the United States may contain species with potentially dangerous levels of mercury, a top agency official told the Chicago Tribune in an article on Saturday. David Acheson, the FDA's chief medical officer, was quoted by the paper as saying his agency would review the possibility that some cans of "light tuna" contain yellowfin tuna, a potentially high-mercury species. "We will...

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2005-02-20 10:59:30

Eat well, but remember mercury, experts advise HealthDayNews -- Adding fish to your diet can help get you in the swim of things when it comes to better cardiovascular health, but experts at the Mayo Clinic also warn there are some contaminants -- most notably mercury -- to watch out for in fish, as well. Fish is lower in saturated fat, total fat and calories than comparable portions of meat or poultry, the experts note in the February issue of the Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. Some...


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