[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

E-M:/ AP: Some People Should Limit Fish Intake

Enviro-Mich message from "Rita Jack" <rita.jack@sierraclub.org>


FDA: Some People Should Limit Fish Intake 

2 hours, 19 minutes ago

Add Health - AP to My Yahoo!

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer 
WASHINGTON - Worried that mercury in fish poses a hazard to youngsters 
while still trying to stress the health benefits of seafood  the
government issued new guidelines Friday for eating fish. 

Women who are pregnant, nursing or may become pregnant, and young
children should not eat certain kinds of fish that tend to be high in
mercury, said Lester Crawford, deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug
Administration (news - web sites). 
While mercury can affect almost any organ in the body, "the most
sensitive organ is the brain," said Crawford. "The concern is there
could be a mental effect on a young child." 
At the same time, the new guidelines emphasize that fish is a good
source of protein and other nutrients and "can be important parts of a
healthy and balanced diet." 


For the rest click on the link above.


Rita Jack
Water Sentinels Project Director
Mackinac Chapter Sierra Club
tel:  517-484-2372
"Speak out - even if your voice shakes."

=============================================================ENVIRO-MICH:  Internet List and Forum for Michigan Environmental
and Conservation Issues and Michigan-based Citizen Action.   Archives at

Postings to:  enviro-mich@great-lakes.net      For info, send email to
majordomo@great-lakes.net  with a one-line message body of  "info enviro-mich"