Environmentalists Demand FDA Lower Mercury Rates in Seafood

Put the chopsticks down; you might want to curb your sashimi-binging habits after you read this.
We've all seen the signs when we've gone out to eat sushi — the ones that the Food and Drug Administration require all food establishments to show that warn of the dangers of mercury poisoning that can come from eating seafood. But according to a lawsuit just filed in federal court, those warnings aren't enough.
Two environmental groups, the Turtle Island Restoration Network and the Center for Biological Diversity, filed a lawsuit in San Francisco against the FDA and Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, hoping to make the bureaucracy take more proactive steps in protecting consumers from the dangers of mercury.

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