TABLE 6-1 A Sampling of Online Consumer Information and Advocacy Sites Which Include Mercury Calculators

Website

Organization

Type of Organization/Project

Input

http://www.ewg.org/issues/mercury/20031209/calculator.php

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Public health and environmental action organization

Consumer’s weight (lbs)

Consumer’s gender

http://www.fishscam.com/mercuryCalculator.cfm

FishScam.com

A project of the Center for Consumer Freedom

A nonprofit organization supported by restaurants, food companies, and individuals, created by Berman & Co., a public affairs firm which has represented various animal production industries

Consumer’s weight (lbs)

Fish of choice (dropdown menu provided)

http://gotmercury.org/english/advanced.htm

Got Mercury?

A project of Turtle Island Restoration Network

Public education and campaign to reduce exposure to methylmercury from seafood

Consumer’s weight (lbs)

Type of fish consumer has eaten in a week

Amount (oz) of up to three different fish consumer has eaten in a week (dropdown menu provided)



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