Navigation Links
Consumer Group Statement on Seafood and Health: 'We Told You So'
Date:10/4/2007

Latest Fish News Great for Moms and Babies, Bad for Mercury Fear Campaign

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to new seafood consumption guidelines for pregnant women, issued this morning by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), David Martosko, Director of Research at the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom made the following statement:

"It's about time the pendulum on fish and mercury swung back in the direction of common sense. For generations, fish has been 'brain food' to moms and their kids. But about ten years ago, it started receiving the skull-and-crossbones treatment from moneyed environmental groups and government agencies jumping the gun on unresolved science," Martosko said. "Green groups including Oceana, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Working Group, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Mercury Policy Project owe millions of American moms and their babies a sincere apology. And the Environmental Protection Agency should join in that chorus.

"In an age when the Precautionary Principle informs so much (some would argue too much) of our policy making, fear of fish is a great example of hyper-precaution leading us in the wrong direction. Sadly, a public health tragedy still awaits us, but not from the fish on our plates. The real danger will come from unintended consequences of alarm bells, as moms deny their children the vital health benefits of seafood because of unfounded mercury fears," Martosko added. "For three years, we've been saying that the proven health benefits of eating fish far outweigh the hypothetical risks. Serious science clearly doesn't support the prevailing panic, and we're glad to see mainstream nutrition experts telling moms that the Great Mercury Scare belongs in the dustbin of history."

For more information, visit http://www.mercuryfacts.org

For additional comment or to schedule an interview with Mr. Martosko, please call Tim Miller at 202-463-7112.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Center for Consumer Freedom
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre
2. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
3. Consumer group seeks Sibutramine ban
4. Identifying What Consumers Look For On Food Stuff Labels
5. Consumers Becoming More Health Conscious Than Calorie Conscious
6. With More Appearance Conscious Consumers The Need For Slimming Products Is Rapidly Rising
7. Consumers of soft drinks to be more alert
8. Consumers Worried About Trans-Fats The Most
9. New Plastic Surgery Unit Set Up In Kolkata To Meet Ever-Increasing Consumer Demand
10. Health care system “Consumer friendly” by 207
11. Chocolate makers to be health wise and urge consumers to be too!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Pa. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While ... dark poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. ... to medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil ... required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of sub-acute ... of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the Shelton ... well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The LTC-MAP ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading ... to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York ... globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a segment ... of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS Member ... with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, a ... than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced a ... information. The Newsroom is the online home ... trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... and Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as ... in Tennessee , will operate under ... EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners to include ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: