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FDA Taking Another Look
at Mercury in Seafood

Associated Press, by Mary Clare Jalonick *

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Posted By:ElSid, 5/31/2014 6:11:10 PM

Washington - The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency won´t require mercury labels on seafood packages. In a wide-ranging interview Friday with The Associated Press, Hamburg said the agency will update guidance on mercury in different varieties of seafood and what that means, a long-awaited move aimed at helping women better understand what to eat when they´re pregnant. "It´s an advisory, not an effort to mandate labeling," Hamburg said. "Different seafood products do contain different levels of

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* [w/ Lauran Neergaard].

No mention of nuclear waste from the crippled plant in japan that´s dumping into the ocean as part of the coolant system. I´d be more afraid of fish or seafood processed from that part of the world imported here. (I will not buy fish from China, either). Interesting that the FDA would label this an "advisory" and not "mandate."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 5/31/2014 7:27:08 PM     (No. 9868748)

Okay, so future children may not be as healthy but their mothers will be more accurate in taking their temperature.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 5/31/2014 7:30:43 PM     (No. 9868756)

Commissar Hamburg DECREES .....

Whatever ....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 5/31/2014 9:17:20 PM     (No. 9868810)

The mercury in seafood has always (in my lifetime) been a real problem, but I gather the current levels in the Pacific are in large part thanks to China´s burning of coal and poor emissions control. OK, probably a lot in the early twentieth century in the Atlantic was due to the US burning coal!

But we could do with a good study of current levels.

And yes, of the cesium and strontium levels from Fukushima, too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LouD, 5/31/2014 9:57:14 PM     (No. 9868838)

We´re all gonna die!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 5/31/2014 10:51:38 PM     (No. 9868895)

The lovely Mekong Delta. This will cure you of having fish from some parts of the world...
http://www.youtube.com/embed/h1nEPzsFpc0?feature=player


I absolutely do not eat any fish of any type from Vietnam, China, or Asia...PERIOD!!!



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