Navigation Links
Too Much Mercury in Canned Tuna -- Or Is There?
Date:2/12/2010

iffer on one significant issue: standards for how much mercury is safe for tuna to contain in the first place.

The FDA sets a standard of no more than 1.0 parts per million (ppm) of mercury for commercially caught fish. Most of the tuna sold in U.S. grocery stores is commercially caught and therefore subject to the FDA standards.

The EPA, meanwhile, as part of its jurisdiction over the nation's lakes and streams, regulates sport or recreational fishing. The EPA sets a more stringent standard of no more than 0.5 ppm of mercury.

So which standard should consumers pay attention to?

"The EPA has done a great deal of work in evaluating exposures," Gerstenberger said. "I'm not saying the FDA hasn't, but it's hard to make a case that who catches the fish should determine the standard. We feel we would rather err on the side of safety and look at the lower standard."

The National Fisheries Institute, however, took issue with that conclusion. Trace amounts of mercury found in some tuna don't outweigh the health benefits of eating it, said Gavin Gibbons, director of media relations for the National Fisheries Institute, a trade association that represents commercial fishermen, producers, restaurants and processors.

Much of the mercury found in the oceans where tuna is caught is naturally occurring. Prime sources are mineral deposits, underwater vents or volcanoes.

The EPA's main concern is about what's released into the nation's lakes and streams because of industrial or other human activity, and it has low tolerance for polluters, Gibbons said.

"Commercial and sport-caught fish are very distinct, and the level of mercury that's permitted is different," Gibbons said. "The FDA looks at the effect of mercury on the human body, while the EPA's standard is based on its regulatory power over utilities and the environment. They are not regulating for consumption reasons but for environmental health."'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Tests Show Top Tuna Brands Have High Mercury Levels
2. Older dental fillings contain form of mercury unlikely to be toxic
3. First Mercury Financial Corporation Declares Dividend
4. Mercury Levels Not Abnormal in Autistic Children
5. Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
6. ITT Software Integrated with Radiant Mercury Cross Domain Solution
7. Blood Mercury Levels Rising Among U.S. Women
8. FDA Ruling on Mercury Fillings Falls Short
9. FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings
10. FDA Warnings on Mercury Tooth Fillings Expected Today: New Regulation Result of Lawsuit Settled Last Year
11. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Key to Fetal Development - Possible Mercury Contamination Concerns in Some Fish Oil Avoided With Plant-based DHA in PreNexa(R) Prenatal Vitamins
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 02, 2015 Secura Consultants ... relationship with First Protective Insurance Group of Birmingham, ... allow First Protective affiliated advisors to access the ... that Secura Consultants delivers. , Secura ... leader in the design and implementation of insured ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... March 01, 2015 Women’s Excellence is ... Obstetric terms on their website. There are over 75 ... the time. , “This gives our patients a better ... medical terminology that they may not understand. With this resource, ... is mobile optimized) and find terms and phrases that they may ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... NC (PRWEB) March 01, 2015 Researchers ... reason that so many sheet metal workers contract malignant ... this new report on its website. Click here ... Center for Construction Research and Training monitored 17,345 sheet ... a disproportionate number of them died of mesothelioma ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... 01, 2015 Indiana Fiber Network, ... Provider, announces NewWays Networking, LLC (NewWays) selected IFN ... with IFN, NewWays is well positioned to scale ... for Internet bandwidth in rural parts of Indiana,” ... to Cory Childs IFN Enterprise Sales Manager, IFN ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 CrossFit ... This spring they are offering a special discount to new ... who sign up for a three month contract will receive ... each month individually would cost members $440. The three ... $88 per month, and then the fourth month comes in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Secura Consultants and First Protective Insurance Group Announce Strategic Relationship 2Health News:New Study Finds Indirect Asbestos Exposure Can Raise Mesothelioma Risk for Sheet Metal Workers, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:NewWays Networking Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 2Health News:CrossFit Gym in Vancouver WA Offers Spring Special 2
... was no better than placebo, study finds , , MONDAY, ... (Trileptal) does not seem to prevent migraines, as once ... than 28 million Americans, and certain epilepsy drugs have ... headaches. For this reason, many assumed that oxcarbazepine would ...
... at Annual Meeting of the American Academy of ... ... NeoStrata today released new,clinical data that demonstrates significant benefits in combining,microdermabrasion ... products in improving the appearance,and texture of facial skin. The data ...
... for donations is spiraling for older couples wanting to start ... ... Radical shifts in parenting,trends have fertility experts at Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of,Charlotte ... in 2008 -- including new outreach through the Internet --,in efforts to ...
... the day that we,celebrate love approaches, many people with memory-impaired ... sustain a loving,relationship with someone who no longer knows who ... a new understanding of love itself., "It,s important to ... matters most is doing things that make him or her ...
... Show All 89 Inspected Pennsylvania Facilities Meet Federal,Standards, ... of,Environmental Protection reported today that all of the ... are operating within,the guidelines set forth by the ... each of Pennsylvania,s approximately 400 certified,mammography facilities annually ...
... saturate TV, radio, and print with anti-Meth ... ... The Illinois Meth Project,today launched a campaign to prevent first-time methamphetamine ... a research-based prevention program that educates people,about the dangers of Meth ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Epilepsy Drug Doesn't Prevent Migraines 2Health News:NeoStrata Clinical Findings Reveal Benefits of Combining Glycolic Acid Peels and Targeted Home Care With Microdermabrasion for Optimized Treatment of Photodamaged Skin 2Health News:Charlotte IVF Experts Issue Urgent Call for Egg Donors, Eye New Recruiting Tools 2Health News:Loving the Memory-Impaired: A New Perspective on Valentine's Day 2Health News:Pennsylvania DEP Releases 4th Quarter 2007 Mammography Inspection Results 2Health News:Pennsylvania DEP Releases 4th Quarter 2007 Mammography Inspection Results 3Health News:Pennsylvania DEP Releases 4th Quarter 2007 Mammography Inspection Results 4Health News:Illinois Meth Project Launches Large-Scale Meth Prevention Campaign 2Health News:Illinois Meth Project Launches Large-Scale Meth Prevention Campaign 3Health News:Illinois Meth Project Launches Large-Scale Meth Prevention Campaign 4
(Date:2/27/2015)... YORK , Feb. 27, 2015  Pomerantz LLP ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Vitae" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or ... Vitae and certain of its officers and/or directors have ... Act of 1934.  On February 27, ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015 Securities lawyers at Dunnam & ... Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP ) in connection with ... investors are encouraged to contact attorney Hamilton Lindley by ... focuses upon the shareholder value of the transaction. Under ... only $158.00 per share in cash. At least one ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Report Details   ... R&D progress, and predicted revenues ,Where is the market ... commercial prospects for this market and related technologies? Visiongain,s ... trends to 2025, discussing data, opportunities and prospects. ... regenerative medicine : cell-based therapies that aim to restore ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - VTAE 2Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 2Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 3Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 4Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 5Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 6Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 7Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 8
... VIEW, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 Omnicell, Inc ... of medication management systems to healthcare facilities, today announced ... 100 healthcare executives were polled to identify trends in ... purchasing decisions. The survey found that the majority of ...
... Biomatrica, Inc., a leader in room temperature biostability ... In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is the independent, strategic investment ... the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. ... has pioneered recent innovations in ambient storage of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:75 Percent of Hospital IT Leaders View Interoperability Between Vendor Systems as Critical to Operational Effectiveness in Healthcare Settings 2Biomatrica Secures Strategic Investment from IQT 2Biomatrica Secures Strategic Investment from IQT 3
The Auto Suture™ Woodford Spike™ Trocar and Cannula is a sterile, single-use device designed for primary punctures during laparoscopy. Dexide refers to a separate offering of trocars from...
... line of Surgical Access ...unlike any trocar ... trocar system is actually four systems in ... flexible and clinically adaptive to all of ... disposability and bladed or dilating tip styles, ...
Thoracoscopy Cannula, reusable, hook electrode, two lengths, mini or basic kit....
... we believe that the trocar should be ... instrument precision and speeding the process. So ... trocar that meets the needs of the ... Xcel - The only trocar that affords ...
Medicine Products: