Sierra Club : In Their Own Words
The Sierra Club claims an EPA study found that "at least 1 in 12 - and as many as 1 in 6 - American women of childbearing age have enough mercury in their bodies to put a fetus at risk from developmental problems."
The EPA never published, sponsored nor conducted any such research and has publicly disavowed it as agency data. This EPA chart clearly shows that, for 2007-2008 (the most recent data), no population comes close to the 5.8 blood mercury level of concern.
In trying to limit families seafood intake, the Sierra Club contradicts internationally recognized authorities like the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United States Department of Agriculture who all agree that not eating seafood is the real risk to Americans health.