Rapidly Rising Mercury Levels In Yellowfin Tuna Revealed

February 5, 2015 2:50 AM

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Rapidly Rising Mercury Levels In Yellowfin Tuna Revealed

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Yellowfin tuna, marketed as Ahi, is already on the Natural Resources Defense Council’s list as a high-mercury fish that should be eaten sparingly or avoided altogether. But results from a new study reveals those mercury levels have been rising by nearly 4 percent annually over a ten-year period.

Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment found annual increases of at least 3.8 percent between 1998 and 2008.

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