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

m eating too much fish. Ignoring the presence of a known neurotoxin in one's diet is simply asking for trouble," said Dr. Hightower.

"To say there's nothing to worry about simply ignores reality," said Stephanie Simmons. "My daughter's reactions to additional mercury in her system from one meal of fish are testimony to that. Before being diagnosed and treated, her symptoms were dramatic, but now, subtler and longer-lasting after-effects still remain."

Simmons's story about her daughter is not an isolated case. Diagnosis of low-dose mercury poisoning from fish consumption is challenging unless physicians know what to look for and order the tests to confirm the diagnosis.

Today, the Mercury Policy Project released an expanded case study, all based on reports of doctors diagnosing patients with mercury toxicity.

More information:

Dr. Jane Hightower's book, Diagnosis: Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison at: www.Diagnosismercury.org

Mercury Policy Project's new report, "Over the Limit," on patient histories related to mercury poisoning, at: www.mercurypolicy.org

Access the draft FDA report, EPA's response and related information at: www.ewg.org/node/27431

Calculator for personal use to estimate one's mercury body-burden at: www.GotMercury.org

Joint FDA/EPA fish consumption advice at: www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/admehg3.html


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