Thursday, January 24, 2008

Did you know that...

...high level of mercury are found in tuna sushi sold in Manhattan? Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should be especially careful about eating sushi. Many of the fish chosen for sushi are the apex predators of the fish food chain, wich means that they can bear high concentration of mercury. Recent laboratory tests found so much mercury in tuna sushi from 20 Manhattan stores and reataurants that at most of them, a regular diet of six pieces a week would exceed the level considered acceptable by the Environmental Protection Agency. Studies have suggested that Mercury can also cause health problems for adults, including an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and neurological simptoms. Tuna samples form some restaurants and food stores had mercury in excess of one part per million, the "action level" at wich the FDA can take food off the market. (In recent years, the FDA has rarely, if ever, taken any tuna off the market). I've nothing more to say about that as condemn people who dedicate them life to managing and owning restaurants should be a big mistake, so please continue to go in restaurants and continue to eat sushi. We all love it. Just pay attention when you buy sushi in some really cheap place, as maybe won't be not that good!

New York Times - International Herald Tribune

No comments: