Toro! Toro! Toro!

April 22, 2010, 9:19 am

The Wall Street Journal Health Blog reports on a study showing that different kinds of sushi have varying levels of mercury, sometimes approaching or exceeding limits set by federal and international agencies.  Although the clinical effect on adults exposed to mercury at these levels is uncertain, there is some concern that the developing fetal brain could sustain damage from the toxin.

I was surprised the find that leaner sushi has more mercury than cuts such as toro (fatty tuna) or otoro (really fatty tuna).

To read my column on mercury and sushi in Emergency Medicine News, click here.

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