Actor Jeremy Piven has withdrawn from the Broadway play Speed-the-Plow, as a result of mercury poisoning he says he developed from eating too much sushi.
Mercury poisoning occasionally occurs from fish if it has been contaminated. Poisoning is very unlikely to occur from ingestion of fish in New Zealand.
Mercury poisoning is most commonly the result of inhalation of vapours, fumes or dust. Click here for advice on how to clean up a mercury spill in your home.