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Mission Statement

GotMercury.Org is a public health education campaign to protect consumers from mercury in seafood and to make healthier, safer choices.

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GotMercury.Org is a public health education campaign to protect consumers from mercury in seafood and to make healthier, safer choices. GotMercury.Org is an online calculator that uses the EPA formula for mercury exposure with the FDA published data on seafood mercury levels. The GotMercury.Org campaign has worked to increase posting of mercury-in-seafood advisories in restaurants and supermarkets, first in California under Proposition 65 and later through partnerships and grassroots consumer efforts to persuade Safeway, Albertson's, and other supermarkets to post signs nationally. GotMercury.Org's campaign led to Safeway posting mercury advisories nationally in 2005. In November 2006, Bon Appétit Management Company, in partnership with GotMercury.Org launched a national campaign to educate 200,000 consumers daily in their 400 cafés in 29 states. GotMercury.Org has tested mercury in sushi tuna across the US, receiving national and international media attention about the risks to consumers.

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