If You're Not Fond of Mercury, Think Twice Before Eating Shark and SwordfishHeather Green
John Carey has a great story about a regulatory loophole in the system created by the FDA to check for mercury in imported swordfish and shark. (Since sharks and swordfish live fairly long lives, they tend to store up the stuff.) Because of the loophole, critics think that over half of the imported swordfish and shark exceed the mercury level limit set by the FDA.
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