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FDA's Proposed Mercury Fish Advice Based on Flawed Science, Say MD and Anti-Mercury Advocates
Date:12/15/2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a parent of a mercury-poisoning victim joined a medical doctor and an advocacy group in refuting the FDA's proposal to stop warning pregnant women and children about exposure risks from mercury in fish.

"We've known for years that mercury is toxic to the brain and other organs in varying amounts depending on the individual's status. For FDA to suddenly change the equation to say that benefits outweigh risks is like once again declaring the earth is flat after discovering it was round," concluded Jane M. Hightower, M.D., an internal medicine physician in San Francisco, CA, who published a landmark study that brought the issue of mercury in seafood to national attention. "Simply stated, FDA's proposed recommendation to eat more fish is likely based on flawed science."

In 2004, the FDA joined the EPA in releasing advice to restrict the species and amounts of fish eaten by pregnant women and children due to exposure risks to mercury. On Friday, in a draft report submitted to the White House, the FDA proposed to not only rescind that advice, but recommend that sensitive populations eat more mercury-contaminated fish.

"Talk about getting hooked on fish stories," said Michael Bender, Director of the Mercury Policy Project. "FDA has really gone overboard this time by casting out the science and reeling in the industry 'line' instead," Bender said, referring to an industry report released prior to the FDA report that reached strikingly similar conclusions.

Exposure and toxic effects in adults and children are well-documented. Dr. Hightower's new book, Diagnosis: Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison, catalogues her patients' mercury poisoning case histories.

"Patients in my private medical practice, as well as at other doctor's offices around the country, have been diagnosed with mercury toxicity fro
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