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Supermarkets Post Mercury Warnings

Thursday, October 20, 2005
Safeway and Albertsons grocery chains have new additions to the seafood counter signs warning consumers of health concerns associated with consuming fish with high levels of mercury. The signs are voluntary, but mention primarily swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel and shark, largely ignoring tuna.

Mercury is a neurotoxin, and pregnant mothers, infants and children should limit their consumption.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has the full story, and EWG's work on mercury and seafood is here.

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