Mother Jones Explains Why Consuming Mercury in Seafood Remains Legal

By September 29, 2008Got Mercury?

FDA Shields Notification Responsibilities

Mother Jones magazine reports why that finger numbing fish your families are consuming remains legal in their September 2008 article “Why Mercury Tuna Remains Legal”. MJ reports on Deborah Landvik-Fellner’s hair losing plight, one of many health effects she suffered as a consequence of consuming canned tuna high in mercury as the FDA protects the seafood industry from mandatory labeling requirements. Her winning lawsuit against Tri-Union Seafoods, parent company of Chicken of the Sea, establishes precedent and may begin to unravel the FDA’s longstanding legal premise of federal preemption, considered tantamount to consumer fraud.