Sushi may be bad for health
Gotmercury.org proposes to take the study to various cities across the United States and educate sushi consumers on the risks of mercury intake, which can permanently damage the nervous system in fetuses and may cause temporary memory loss in adults.
Tuna samples from six popular sushi restaurants in Los Angeles were taken to a Southern California lab for testing. They returned an average mercury level of 0.721 parts per million, about 88 percent higher than the reported. Food and Drug Administration level of 0.383 ppm for all fresh and frozen tuna. A couple of samples had mercury levels the FDA has declared "unsafe for anyone to eat," Saddler said.