How much is too much mercury?
- January 26, 2009 - 11:27 PM
5.5 micrograms: The amount per day that the EPA suggests an average-size woman should limit her exposure to mercury.
30 TO 3,000 times: How much more mercury is found in fish and seafood than the 300 parts per trillion found in Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce.
0: The established safe dose for elemental mercury, the type discovered in high fructose corn syrup.
12 teaspoons: the daily amount of high-fructose corn syrup the average American consumes, according to federal estimates. However, teenagers and young children are estimated to take in 80 percent more than that.
READ MORE ONLINE
For the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy report, see www.iatp.org.
© 2014 Star Tribune