As the 3Yen has reported before about how 10 percent of the tuna sushi tested has mercury level well above the FDA’s poisonuous “actionable level.” Our correspondent-at-large, Den4 spotted this report showing that grocery Tuna is safer than restaurant tuna…
Mercury in Tuna Sushi Higher at Restaurants than Groceries
LiveScience.com — 21 April 2010
Tuna sushi from your local supermarket might have lower mercury levels and so be safer to eat than sushi from a high-end restaurant, a new study using fish DNA suggests… said study researcher Joanna Burger, a professor at Rutgers University…
….Burger recommends the following:
–You could lower your exposure to mercury by eating light tuna rather than white tuna, or albacore. In general, mercury levels in albacore are three times higher than those found in light tuna.
–Women who are considering becoming pregnant should avoid fish with mercury levels greater than 0.5 ppm. This would mean not eating tuna sushi, since you can’t consistently count on getting tuna that is on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of its mercury level.
–Adults who are not pregnant and are not of childbearing age shouldn’t eat more than seven or eight pieces of tuna sushi per month.
Also on the 3Yen:
How about some nice grilled whale with mercury sauce?