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E-M:/ When will they sue the Great Lakes?



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Enviro-Mich message from "David Stimac Photography" <davelist@davidstimac.com>
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THE FISH-SCALES OF JUSTICE
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is suing five major grocery
store chains to force them to warn customers that tuna, swordfish,
and shark may contain dangerously high levels of mercury.  In the
suit, Lockyer claims that Safeway, Kroger, Albertson's, Trader Joe's,
and Whole Foods are violating Proposition 65, which requires
companies to provide "clear and reasonable" warnings before exposing
people to known carcinogens and reproductive toxins.  Mercury has
been linked to cancer, birth defects, and reproductive, neurological,
and behavioral problems.  If the court rules in Lockyer's favor, the
stores would be prohibited from selling fish without posting
warnings; they could also face millions of dollars in fines for
failing to comply with the law.

straight to the source:  MSNBC.com, Miguel Llanos, 22 Jan 2003
<http://www.msnbc.com/news/862660.asp>

- Erika Stimac




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