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San Antonio Grocery Store Samples

Mercury Contamination in Fish
San Antonio Grocery Store Samples
Fish/seafood Exceeds EPA Exceeds TX Hg in mg/kg
Swordfish steak X X 2.16
Blacktip shark X X 0.838
Yellowfin tuna steak X  0.336
Albacore Tuna (steak) X   0.318
Grouper fillet X  0.288
Grouper fillet    0.074
Black drum   <.04

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Tested in Austin, Texas at AnalySys Inc.,    Safety Thresholds:
3512 Montopolis Dr., Austin, Texas 78744     EPA- .2 mg/Kg
Methods- USEPA Procedures 245.5 &7471    TX- .7 mg/Kg
Samples submitted for testing 3/31/03 - whole fish were tested.
Grocery samples submitted for testing 2/21/03 - fillets were tested. 

SEED Samples collected by and testing paid for by the
Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Coalition

 

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