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High Levels of Mercury in Sushi Tuna Confirmed

Posted Sep 29 2008 1:03am

My wife just loves sushi. And of all types of fish, tuna is her favorite. So it wasn’t easy for her to give up beloved raw fish during her pregnancy and nursing years.

Now that all our kids are done nursing – Lael stopped last fall – Anne has only had a few occasions to enjoy her favorite food. Sadly, it’s no longer really safe for humans to eat bluefin tuna, because of ever higher levels of mercury, reports The New York Times.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently backed up findings by The  Times that bluefin sushi often has unsafe levels of mercury.  “No one should eat a meal of tuna with mercury levels like those found in the restaurant samples more than about once every three weeks,” Dr. Michael Gochfeld, professor of environmental and occupational medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J., tells the Times

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